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preeminence

or pre-eminence

[pree-em-uh-nuh ns] /priˈɛm ə nəns/
noun
1.
the state or character of being preeminent.
Origin of preeminence
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English < Late Latin praeēminentia. See preeminent, -ence
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