noun (plural -ties) Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) the quality or state of being prior (2) precedence in date or position of publication — used of taxa b. (1) superiority in rank, position, or privilege (2) legal precedence in exercise of rights over the same subject matter 2. a preferential rating; especially one that allocates rights to goods and services usually in limited supply <
that project has top priority
3. something given or meriting attention before competing alternatives

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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