paramountcy


paramountcy

adjective

  1. chief in importance or impact; supreme; preeminent: a point of paramount significance.
  2. above others in rank or authority; superior in power or jurisdiction.

noun

  1. a supreme ruler; overlord.

adjective

  1. of the greatest importance or significance; pre-eminent

noun

  1. rare a supreme ruler

adj.1530s, from Anglo-French paramont, Old French paramont “above” (in place, order, degree), mid-14c., from Old French par “by,” from Latin per “through, for, by” (see per (prep.)) + amont “up,” from a mont “upward” (see amount (v.)). The whole from Latin per ad montem, literally “to the hill.”

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