Su*preme" (?), a. [L. supremus, superlative of superus that is above, upper, fr. super above: cf. F. supreme. See Super-, and cf. Sum.]


Highest in authority; holding the highest place in authority, government, or power.

He that is the supreme King of kings. Shak.


Highest; greatest; most excellent or most extreme; utmost; greatist possible (sometimes in a bad sense); as, supreme love; supreme glory; supreme magnanimity; supreme folly.

Each would be supreme within its own sphere, and those spheres could not but clash. De Quincey.

3. Bot.

Situated at the highest part or point.

The Supreme, the Almighty; God.


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