primate

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From Old French or French primat, from a noun use of Latin primat-, from primus (prime, first rank)

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primate (plural primates)

  1. (zoology) A mammal of the order Primates, including simians and prosimians.
    Primates range from lemurs to gorillas
  2. (informal) A simian anthropoid; an ape, human, or large monkey.
  3. (ecclesiastical) In the Catholic Church, a rare title conferred to or claimed by the sees of certain archbishops, or the highest-ranking bishop of a present or historical, usually political circonscription.
  4. (ecclesiastical) In the Anglican Church, an archbishop, or the highest-ranking bishop of an ecclesiastic province.

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French Wikipedia has an article on:

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primate m (plural primates)

  1. primate (mammal)

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primate m (plural primates)

  1. primate (animal)

Italian[edit]

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primate m (plural primati)

  1. primate (ecclesiastical title)

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