adverb Etymology: Middle English imprimis, from Latin in primis among the first (things) Date: 15th century in the first place — used to introduce a list of items or considerations

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  • Imprimis — Im*pri mis, adv. [L., for in primis among the first, chiefly; in in + primus first.] In the first place; first in order. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imprimis — [im prē′mis, imprī′mis] adv. [ME inprimis < L in primis, lit., among the first < in, among + primis, abl. pl. of primus, first: see PRIME] in the first place …   English World dictionary

  • imprimis — /im pruy mis, pree /, adv. in the first place. [1425 75; late ME < L, contr. of phrase in primis in the first place, above all] * * * …   Universalium

  • imprimis — adverb in the first place (used to introduce a list of items or considerations) …   Wiktionary

  • imprimis — in the first place Latin Adverbs and Prepositions …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • imprimis — adv. in the first place (Latin) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • imprimis — ad. [L.] In the first place, first of all, first in order, first …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • imprimis — im·pri·mis …   English syllables

  • imprimis — im•pri•mis [[t]ɪmˈpraɪ mɪs, ˈpri [/t]] adv. in the first place • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME < L, contr. of phrase in prīmīs …   From formal English to slang

  • imprimis —   adv. Archaic. in the first place …   Dictionary of difficult words

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