precedence

[p_ɹ_ˈɛ_s_ɪ_d_ə_n_s], [pɹˈɛsɪdəns], [pɹˈɛsɪdəns]

Antonyms for precedence:

posteriority, subsequence, subsequentness, back burner.


Definitions of precedence:

  1.   the act of preceding in time or order or rank ( as in a ceremony) – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2.   Precedent. – Newage Dictionary DB
  3.   Alt. of Precedency – Newage Dictionary DB
  4.   Priority; superior rank or importance. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   State of going or being before; priority; the right to a more honourable place. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   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" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7.   preceding in time – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8.   The act or right of going before; superiority in rank. Also, precedency. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9.   The act or right of preceding. precedency. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10.   The act of going before in time, rank, dignity or the place of honour; the foremost place in a ceremony; superiority. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11.   Precedencely. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12.   the act of preceding ( as in a ceremony) – Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

Quotes for precedence:

  1. It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives have voiced concern over the precedence that are being set in favor of suppression by this so -called conservative administration. – James Bovard
  2. The film's dramatic requirements should always take precedence over the mere aesthetics of editing. – Edward Dmytryk
  3. My relationships with my loved ones always take precedence over work. – Lexa Doig
  4. For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled. – Richard P. Feynman
  5. Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled. – Richard P. Feynman
  6. There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison. – William Glasser
  7. Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true. – Don Henley
  8. A healthy and fully functioning society must allocate its resources among a variety of competing interests, all of which are more or less valid but none of which should take precedence over national security. – Herman Kahn
  9. In a world of increasing inequality, the legitimacy of institutions that give precedence to the property rights of "the Haves" over the human rights of "the Have Nots" is inevitably called into serious question. – David Korten
  10. Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live. – John Milton
  11. Tiger is the greatest thing that's happened to the tour in a long time. He has brought incredible attention to golf at a time of year when football and the World Series always take precedence Everything I've heard about him seems to be true. – Payne Stewart
  12. To walk behind others on a road you are traveling together, to give precedence to others without envy- this is painful for an individual and painful for a nation. – Gustav Stresemann
  13. The lily and the rose in her fair face striving for precedence – Nathaniel Parker Willis

Usage examples for precedence:

  1. Chopin conducted himself in Paris very much en prince, according to Von Lenz, and such a sacrilege to the laws of precedence naturally was unpardonable. ” – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1 by Rupert Hughes
  2. That which has the precedence in value has not the precedence in time. ” – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  3. She had given due reverence to persons older than herself; it was the fashion in those days; she had acknowledged a certain social precedence in ladies who were leaders of society and heads of families; she had never had such a feeling of being set down, as before this young, pure, stately creature. ” – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  4. “ No one of these light- hearted ladies takes any particular precedence over the others. ” – The Ways of Men by Eliot Gregory
  5. “ To allow this kind of " importation," would be to allow not merely the importation of foreign " persons," but also of foreign laws to take precedence of our own. ” – The Unconstitutionality of Slavery by Lysander Spooner
  6. When Maham had got about seventy men and Horry not yet a troop, both their commissions being of the same date, they quarreled about precedence in rank; and although Gov. ” – A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion by William Dobein James
  7. Sometimes it seems as though this should take precedence of all other colleges. ” – Oxford by Frederick Douglas How
  8. She could even cheerfully yield precedence in trifles, which is the greatest trial of all. ” – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  9. The others were at the steps waiting for her to take her place, but a quick glance had let her see that one of the six seats is occupied; and determined to have the man she loves beside her, she says quickly: " Never mind precedence 'tis only a picnic; every one of you secure seats; I shall wait here with the Colonel for Sir Peter Tedril." ” – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  10. There was little love between him and Monmouth, for he had been bitterly offended by the honours and precedence assigned to the Duke; only a momentary coincidence of interest bound them together in this scheme. ” – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  11. He remembered that when he was only prior of Coussay, Grandier disputed precedence with him and gained it; I fear this achievement of precedence in life will make poor Grandier precede the Cardinal in death also. ” – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  12. He has shown himself capable of controlling an Emperor, and of giving precedence to a woman. ” – A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.) by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
  13. Alternate the precedence I mean? ” – Ministry of Disturbance by Henry Beam Piper
  14. What would your Excellence expect in matter of precedence as in case you should meet with any other ambassador at the masque? ” – A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II. by Bulstrode Whitelocke
  15. But I pray, Master, tell me whether her Majesty takes notice of this question of precedence or did she wish to confer with me about it? ” – A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II. by Bulstrode Whitelocke
  16. And in the matter of precedence and the number of guns for ceremonial salutation, the Chief of Mewar- like other poor but proud nobles- is treated rather according to his actual power than the cloudless blue of his blood. ” – A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil by T. R. Swinburne
  17. The field for precedence is it not a broad one, and close at hand? ” – Humanity in the City by E. H. Chapin
  18. He even took precedence of the first ministers of state. ” – Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series by Jacob Abbott
  19. The former, being the most simple, the most elementary, and also requisite to be used before the pupil is prepared for the latter, should, without doubt, take precedence of all the rest, and be made familiar in the first place. ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  20. Precedence was given to the paper, and a keen, intelligent, handsome young man of thirty stepped up to the lecturer's table with a roll of papers in his hand. ” – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn

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