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Definition of "precedency" [precedency]

  • Precedence; superiority. (noun)
  • The fact of serving as a precedent. (noun)

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Use "precedency" in a sentence
  • "How ready was Paul to acknowledge in others any kind of precedency!"
  • "Obama has hardly any political experience prior to his precedency."
  • "Thou knowest that on this occasion it is one of these Counts, or western Franks, who undertakes the combat; and the Varangians, who call these people their enemies, have some reason to claim a precedency in guarding the lists, which it might not at this moment be convenient to dispute with them."