What does pre-eminence mean?

pre-eminence meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in addition pre-eminence, c.1200, from Late Latin praeeminentia "distinction, superiority," from Latin praeeminentem (nominative praeeminens), present participle of praeeminere "transcend, excel," virtually "project ahead, go above," from prae "before" (see pre-) + eminere "get noticed, task" (see eminent).


Sentence Examples with the word pre-eminence

The pre-eminence so handed on may be of any kind, from substantial political power to mere social respect and precedence.

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