The act, condition, or right of preceding
The first priority was rescuing children.
The priority should probably be assigned to the Orosius, but the point has been much debated.
Somehow it simply wasn't top priority in her life right now.
Our first and foremost priority is recovering abducted children, as soon as possible.
With a baby on the way, Quinn's and Martha's top priority was a locality where they could raise a family in a large and comfortable home.