[ noun ] 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"
Used in print(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)
He must think_about which of these principles must take precedence .(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)
Quality and combat readiness must take precedence over mere numbers .