Pre"mi*er (?), a. [F. premier, fr. L. primarius of the first rank, principal, fr. primus the first. See Primary, Prime, a.]

1.

First; chief; principal; as, the premier place; premier minister.

Camden. Swift.

2.

Most ancient; -- said of the peer bearing the oldest title of his degree.

 

© Webster 1913.


Pre"mi*er (?), n.

The first minister of state; the prime minister.

 

© Webster 1913.

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