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Definition of "palmary" [pal•ma•ry]

  • Of first-rate importance; principal; excellent: a palmary truth. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "palmary" in a sentence
  • ""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 attentively—for it is the palmary one."
  • "Macarius the Eucharist was a palmary argument against Nestorianism."