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Word of the day
for June 11
paramount adj
  1. (often postpositive) Highest, supreme; also, chief, leading, pre-eminent.
  2. Of the highest importance.
  3. (obsolete) Of a law, right, etc.: having precedence over or superior to another.

paramount n

  1. A chief or superior; (specifically, chiefly South Africa) an African chief having the highest status in a region; a paramount chief.
  2. (obsolete) A supreme ruler; an overlord; (specifically, historical) in the feudal system, a landowner who did not derive ownership of the land from anyone else, and who was able to grant fees to others; a lord paramount.
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