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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Paramount \Par"a*mount\, adjective [OF. par amont above; par through, by (L. per) + amont above. See {Amount}.] Having the highest rank or jurisdiction; superior to all others; chief; supreme; pre["e]minent; as, a paramount duty. "A traitor paramount." --Bacon.

{Lady paramount} (Archery), the lady making the best score.

{Lord paramount}, the king.

Syn: Syn. Superior; principal; preeminent; chief.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Paramount \Par"a*mount\, noun The highest or chief. --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

paramount

adjective

1: having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism" [syn: {overriding}, {paramount}, {predominant}, {predominate}, {preponderant}, {preponderating}]


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