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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Precedence  \Pre*ced"ence\,  Precedency  \Pre*ced"en*cy\,  n.  [Cf. 
  F.  pr['e]c['e]dence.  See  {Precede}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  state  of  preceding  or  going  before  in  order  of 
  time;  priority;  as  one  event  has  precedence  of  another. 
  2.  The  act  or  state  of  going  or  being  before  in  rank  or 
  dignity,  or  the  place  of  honor;  right  to  a  more  honorable 
  place  superior  rank;  as  barons  have  precedence  of 
  Which  of  them  [the  different  desires]  has  the 
  precedency  in  determining  the  will  to  the  next 
  action?  --Locke. 
  Syn:  Antecedence;  priority;  pre["e]minence;  preference; 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  status  established  in  order  of  importance  or  urgency: 
  "...its  precedence  as  the  world's  leading  manufacturer 
  of  pharmaceuticals";  "national  independence  takes 
  priority  over  class  struggle"  [syn:  {precedency},  {priority}] 
  2:  preceding  in  time  [syn:  {priority},  {antecedence},  {antecedency}, 
  {anteriority}]  [ant:  {posteriority}] 
  3:  the  act  of  preceding  [syn:  {precession}] 

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