Pronunciation: (pri-mēr', -myēr', prē'mēr), [key]
1. the head of the cabinet in France or Italy or certain other countries; first minister; prime minister.
2. a chief officer.
1. first in rank; chief; leading.
2. first in time; earliest; oldest.
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