precedency

precedency

[pres-i-duhn-see, pri-seed-n-see]
noun, plural precedencies.

Origin:
1590–1600; preced(ence) + -ency

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precedence or precedency (ˈprɛsɪdəns)
 
n
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
 
precedency or precedency
 
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