Lord paramount
Paramount Par"a*mount, a. [OF. par amont above; par through, by (L. per) + amont above. See {Amount}.] Having the highest rank or jurisdiction; superior to all others; chief; supreme; pre["e]minent; as, a paramount duty. ``A traitor paramount.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

{Lady paramount} (Archery), the lady making the best score.

{Lord paramount}, the king. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Syn. Superior; principal; preeminent; chief. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lord Paramount — Paramount (derived from the Anglo French word paramont , which means up above , or par a mont , meaning up or on top of the mountain ), is the highest authority, or that being of the greatest importance. The word was first used as a term of… …   Wikipedia

  • lord paramount — A term applied to the King of England as the chief feudal proprietor, the theory of the feudal system being that all lands in the realm were held mediately or immediately from him …   Black's law dictionary

  • lord paramount — A term applied to the King of England as the chief feudal proprietor, the theory of the feudal system being that all lands in the realm were held mediately or immediately from him …   Black's law dictionary

  • lord paramount — The king of England …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Paramount — Par a*mount, a. [OF. par amont above; par through, by (L. per) + amont above. See {Amount}.] Having the highest rank or jurisdiction; superior to all others; chief; supreme; pre[ e]minent; as, a paramount duty. A traitor paramount. Bacon. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lord in gross — In feudal law, he who is lord, not by reason of any manor, but as the king in respect of his crown, etc. Very lord is he who is immediate lord to his tenant; and very tenant, he who holds immediately of that lord. So that, where there is lord… …   Black's law dictionary

  • lord in gross — In feudal law, he who is lord, not by reason of any manor, but as the king in respect of his crown, etc. Very lord is he who is immediate lord to his tenant; and very tenant, he who holds immediately of that lord. So that, where there is lord… …   Black's law dictionary

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