Definition of 'precedence'
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Village shoppers gave courteous precedence to a visiting foreigner: perhaps they were only in there to gossip. MOONDROP TO MURDER (1992)He was disappointed in her choice of restaurant, a noisy, yuppie hang-out, the sort of place where design took precedence over comfort. YELLOW BIRD (1992)
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Translations for 'precedence'
British English: precedence NOUN
If one thing takes precedence over another, it is regarded as more important than the other thing.
Do your obligations to work usually take precedence over your family?
Definition of precedence from the Collins English Dictionary
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