The act, condition, or right of preceding
The Mayor takes precedence over all except the Queen.
We gave only limited thought to the upcoming session as our pre wedding trip and plans took precedence in our hectic schedule.
The three classes take precedence next after the corresponding classes of the order of St Stephen.
He claimed precedence over even princes of the blood, and one.
In 1805 the rank of "Grand Eagle " (now Grand Cross, or Grand Cordon) was instituted, taking precedence of the grand officers.