Primateship Pri"mate*ship, n. The office, dignity, or position of a primate; primacy. [1913 Webster]

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  • primateship — noun see primate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • primateship — /pruy mit ship , mayt /, n. primacy (def. 2). [1625 35; PRIMATE + SHIP] * * * …   Universalium

  • primateship — n. Primacy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • primateship — pri·mate·ship …   English syllables

  • primateship — noun the office of primate • Derivationally related forms: ↑primate • Hypernyms: ↑position, ↑post, ↑berth, ↑office, ↑spot, ↑billet, ↑place, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • primate — noun Etymology: Middle English primat, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin primat , primas archbishop, from Latin, leader, from primus Date: 13th century 1. often capitalized a bishop who has precedence in a province, a group of provinces, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • primacy — /pruy meuh see/, n., pl. primacies for 2, 3. 1. the state of being first in order, rank, importance, etc. 2. Also called primateship. Eng. Eccles. the office, rank, or dignity of a primate. 3. Rom. Cath. Ch. the jurisdiction of a bishop, as a… …   Universalium

  • primate — noun /ˈpraɪmeɪt/ a) A mammal of the order Primates, including simians and prosimians. Primates range from lemures to gorillas b) A simian anthropoid; an ape, human or large mon …   Wiktionary

  • primacy — n. 1. Excellency, supremacy. 2. Primateship …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • primate — noun 1. /ˈpraɪmət / (say pruymuht) Ecclesiastical an archbishop or bishop ranking first among the bishops of a province, country, etc. 2. /ˈpraɪmeɪt / (say pruymayt) any mammal of the order Primates, that includes humans, the apes, the monkeys,… …   Australian English dictionary

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