1. status established in order of importance or urgency

- ...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals

Similar word(s): precedency, priority

Definition categories: state

2. preceding in time

Similar word(s): antecedence, antecedency, anteriority, precedency, priority

Definition categories: attribute, earliness

3. the act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)

Similar word(s): precedency, precession

Definition categories: act, activity

Sentences with precedence as a noun:

- Family takes precedence over work, in an emergency.