imprimis

[im-prahy-mis, -pree-]
adverb
in the first place.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Latin, contraction of phrase in prīmīs in the first place, above all

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imprimis (ɪmˈpraɪmɪs)
 
adv
archaic in the first place
 
[C15: from Latin phrase in prīmīs, literally: among the first things]

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The first is whether the agency is required to apply the doctrine imprimis.
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