paramountcy :

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  • n  the state of being paramount; the highest rank or authority

  • Thieu is a Catholic, and it is political paramountcy over the Catholics that the bonzes want, rather than an outright overthrow of the government just now.
  • But physics seemed to have come to the end of its paramountcy during the 1960s.
  • Last year Qusay was named as his father's deputy "in the event of an emergency," suggesting paramountcy in any succession struggle.

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