Precedence

  • 1 Precedence — • The right to enjoy a prerogative of honour before other persons Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Precedence     Precedence     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Precedence — is a simple ordering, based on either importance or sequence; it may refer to one of the following:* SPECT/CT scanner from Philips * Message precedence of military communications traffic * Order of precedence, the ceremonial hierarchy within a… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 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

  • 4 precedence — precedence, precedent In BrE, both words are pronounced with the stress on the first syllable, but in AmE the stress is sometimes put on the second, as it is in precede. Precedence means ‘priority in time, order, or importance’, whereas a… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 precedence — ► NOUN 1) the condition of preceding others in importance, order, or rank. 2) an acknowledged or legally determined right to such precedence …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 precedence — I noun advantage, antecedence, authority, elevation, exaltation, importance, predominance, preeminence, preference, prestige, primacy, priority, rank, seniority, status, superiority, supremacy associated concepts: recording statute II index… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 precedence — (n.) late 15c., being a precedent, from PRECEDENT (Cf. precedent) (n.). Meaning fact of preceding another, right of preceding another is from c.1600 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 precedence — *priority Analogous words: leading or lead, guiding or guide (see GUIDE): antecedence, foregoing (see corresponding adjectives at PRECEDING) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 precedence — [n] highest in rank; first in order antecedence, anteposition, earliness, lead, precedency, precession, preeminence, preexistence, preference, prevenience, previousness, primary, priority, rank, seniority, superiority, supremacy; concepts 671,727 …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 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

  • 11 precedence — [pres′ə dəns; prē sēd′ ns, prisēd′ ns] n. [< PRECEDENT] 1. the act, right, or fact of preceding in time, order, rank, etc. 2. priority as because of superiority in rank 3. an official or conventional ranking of dignitaries in order of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Precedence — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Precedence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 precedence precedence Sgm: N 1 coming before coming before &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 the lead the lead le pas Sgm: N 1 superiority superiority &c. 33 Sgm: N 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 precedence — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ historical VERB + PRECEDENCE ▪ have, take ▪ give sb/sth ▪ You should give your schoolwork precedence …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 precedence — The established system of priorities of trade in an exchange. For example, the highest bid and lowest offer have highest precedence; the first bid or first offer at a price has highest priority, and large orders have priority over smaller orders …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 precedence — prec|e|dence [ presıdəns ] noun uncount a more important position or status than something or someone else, or the right to a more important position or status: Disputes over precedence were inevitable. have/take precedence: Safety should take… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 precedence — UK [ˈpresɪdəns] / US noun [uncountable] a) a more important position or status than something or someone else, or the right to a more important position or status Quarrels over precedence were inevitable. have/take precedence: Safety should take… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 precedence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Coming before Nouns 1. precedence, coming before; superiority, importance, preference; priority, preexistence; antecedence, precedency, antecedency, anteposition, anteriority, pecking order. 2.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 precedence — pre|ce|dence [ˈpresıdəns] n [U] when someone or something is considered to be more important than someone or something else, and therefore comes first or must be dealt with first = ↑priority precedence over ▪ Do we want a society where appearance …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 precedence — noun (U) 1 take/have precedence over to be considered more important than someone or something else and therefore come or be done before them: Saving the child s life took precedence over everything else. 2 the relative importance of different… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 précédence — (pré sé dan s ) s. f. État de ce qui précède. •   Ceux qui soutiennent la précédence des crânes dolichocéphales en Europe, PRUNER BEY Bulletins de la Soc. anthrop. 2e série, t. II, p. 248. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Toutes choses estant esguales,… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré