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imprimis

[im-prahy-mis, -pree-] /ɪmˈpraɪ mɪs, -ˈpri-/
adverb
1.
in the first place.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin, contraction of phrase in prīmīs in the first place, above all
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imprimis

/ɪmˈpraɪmɪs/
adverb
1.
(archaic) in the first place
Word Origin
C15: from Latin phrase in prīmīs, literally: among the first things
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