American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of first-rate importance; principal; excellent: a palmary truth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- Latin palmarius, palmaris belonging to palms, deserving the palm or prize. (Wiktionary)
- Latin palmārius, decorated with the palm of victory, from palma, palm; see palm2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“palmary" -- the prevalence of episcopacy as a recognized institution -- we may say boldly that all the facts point the other way.”
“But let us examine this principle a little more attentivelyfor it is the palmary one.”
“Macarius the Eucharist was a palmary argument against Nestorianism.”
“The palmary text of Origen should be referred to "De principiis",”
“Caesarea, cannot have had at that early period the palmary importance which the author of Acts attaches to it.”
“Heracleitus and his followers may prate of a world of flux; but there are men to whom the recollections of their fellows ever turn confidently, secure of finding them in the same place; and of such, sir, you are the palmary example among my acquaintance.”
“Progress of Philosophy or of Wisdom is a palmary instance of progress achieved out of the internal resources of that which progresses.”
“Swedenborg's case is of course the palmary one of audita et visa, serving as a basis of religious revelation.”
“The palmary miracle of all, the Resurrection, stands entirely by itself.”
“But my friend, an anxiously religious man, now, as then, very dear to me, a Protestant still, pointed out the palmary words of St. Augustine, which were contained in one of the extracts made in the”
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