Definition Of primacies

noun

the fact of an item having been presented earlier to the subject (especially as increasing its likelihood of being remembered).

the primacy effect is thought to reflect recall from a long-term memory store

the fact of being primary, preeminent, or more important.

the primacy of air power in the modern war

the office, period of office, or authority of a primate of certain churches.

But do we really need another in-house hassle over papal primacy versus episcopal collegiality?

Example Of primacies

  • An excellent defense of the need for a reformed universal primacy of the Bishop of Rome in a reunited Church is also included.

  • As they explained their positions, some phrases popped up here and there: personal responsibility, suspicion of big government, the primacy of the individual.

  • Behaviorism, emphasizing the primacy of environment over instincts, held special appeal for reformers.

  • But do we really need another in-house hassle over papal primacy versus episcopal collegiality?

  • During the freedom movement women's issues were very much to the fore, and Gandhi in particular gave primacy to social reform, especially relating to women, as an integral part of the struggle for freedom.


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