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  • adv. Of prime importance; before anything else; especially.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep. before every other consideration; chiefly; in preference to other things.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. above and beyond all other consideration
  • adv. taking everything together

Etymologies

From Middle English. Compare Dutch bovenal ("above all"). (Wiktionary)

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