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precedency

[pres-i-duh n-see, pri-seed-n-see] /ˈprɛs ɪ dən si, prɪˈsid n si/
noun, plural precedencies.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; preced(ence) + -ency
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British Dictionary definitions for precedency

precedence

/ˈprɛsɪdəns/
noun
1.
the act of preceding or the condition of being precedent
2.
the ceremonial order or priority to be observed by persons of different stations on formal occasions: the officers are seated according to precedence
3.
a right to preferential treatment: I take precedence over you
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