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Meaning & Definition of Precedence in English

English

Precedence

/prɛsədəns/

noun

1. Status established in order of importance or urgency

  • "...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals"
  • "National independence takes priority over class struggle"
    synonym:
  • precedence
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  • precedency
  • ,
  • priority

2. Preceding in time

    synonym:
  • priority
  • ,
  • antecedence
  • ,
  • antecedency
  • ,
  • anteriority
  • ,
  • precedence
  • ,
  • precedency

3. The act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)

    synonym:
  • precession
  • ,
  • precedence
  • ,
  • precedency