facile princeps

facile princeps

[fah-ki-le pring-keps; English fas-uh-lee prin-seps]
Latin.
easily the first or best.
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facile princeps (ˈfæsɪlɪ ˈprɪnsɛps)
 
n
an obvious leader
 
[literally: easily first]

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facile princeps
1834, from L., lit. "easily first." An acknowledged leader or chief.
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