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primus inter pares

Syllabification: pri·mus in·ter pa·res
Pronunciation: /ˌprīməs ˌin(t)ər ˈperēz
 
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Definition of primus inter pares in English:

noun

A first among equals; the senior or representative member of a group.
Example sentences
  • The secretary of defense thus emerged as a true executive, not the primus inter pares he had been under the original law.
  • He said: ‘Kings and queens have always been seen more as primus inter pares.’
  • As primus inter pares, Gordon just couldn't run roughshod over stars the same way he does with amateurs.

Origin

Latin.

Words that rhyme with primus inter pares

lares

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