preeminent

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From Middle French preeminent and its source, Latin praeēminēns, present participle of praeēminēre (to stand out, excel), from prae- (pre-) + ēminēre.

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preeminent (not comparable)

  1. Exceeding others in quality or rank; of outstanding excellence, extremely notable or important. [from 15th c.]

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