precedency

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From precedent +‎ -ency.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

precedency (plural precedencies)

  1. Precedence; superiority.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      Archimedes master of this Science, and who in truth and certaintie assumeth unto himselfe a precedencie above all others, saith, the Sunne is a God of enflamed yron.
  2. (obsolete) The fact of serving as a precedent.