Precedency
Precedence Pre*ced"ence, Precedency Pre*ced"en*cy, n. [Cf. F. pr['e]c['e]dence. See {Precede}.] 1. The act or state of preceding or going before in order of time; priority; as, one event has precedence of another. [1913 Webster]

2. The act or state of going or being before in rank or dignity, or the place of honor; right to a more honorable place; superior rank; as, barons have precedence of commoners. [1913 Webster]

Which of them [the different desires] has the precedency in determining the will to the next action? --Locke. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Antecedence; priority; pre["e]minence; preference; superiority. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • precedency — precedence /presadans/ or precedency /presadansiy/ The act or state of going before; adjustment of place. The right of being first placed in a certain order. See also preference precedent priority …   Black's law dictionary

  • precedency — noun Date: 1612 precedence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • precedency — /pres i deuhn see, pri seed n see/, n., pl. precedencies. precedence. [1590 1600; PRECED(ENCE) + ENCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • precedency — noun The characteristic of establishing or serving as a precedent …   Wiktionary

  • precedency — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act, condition, or right of preceding: antecedence, precedence, priority, right of way. See PRECEDE …   English dictionary for students

  • precedency — n. See precedence …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • precedency — prece·den·cy …   English syllables

  • precedency — prec•e•den•cy [[t]ˈprɛs ɪ dən si, prɪˈsid n si[/t]] n. pl. cies precedence …   From formal English to slang

  • precedency — noun 1. status established in order of importance or urgency ...its precedence as the world s leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals national independence takes priority over class struggle • Syn: ↑precedence, ↑priority • Derivationally related… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Precedence — Pre*ced ence, Precedency Pre*ced en*cy, n. [Cf. F. pr[ e]c[ e]dence. See {Precede}.] 1. The act or state of preceding or going before in order of time; priority; as, one event has precedence of another. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or state of going …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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