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facile princeps

[fah-ki-le pring-keps; English fas-uh-lee prin-seps] /ˈfɑ kɪˌlɛ ˈprɪŋ kɛps; English ˈfæs ə li ˈprɪn sɛps/
easily the first or best. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for facile-princeps

facile princeps

/ˈfæsɪlɪ ˈprɪnsɛps/
an obvious leader
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literally: easily first
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facile princeps

Latin, literally "easily first." An acknowledged leader or chief.

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