Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being preëminent; superiority; surpassing eminence; distinction; precedence.
  • noun A prerogative; a privilege; a right; a power.
  • noun Synonyms Precedence, etc. See priority.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being preëminent; superiority in prominence or in excellence; distinction above others in quality, rank, etc.; rarely, in a bad sense, superiority or notoriety in evil.

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

  • noun high status importance owing to marked superiority

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