Definition of pre-eminency in English:

pre-eminency

noun

  • Superiority or distinction in rank or quality; = "pre-eminence" 3.

Origin

Early 16th century. From post-classical Latin praeeminentia; compare -ency.

Pronunciation

pre-eminency

/priːˈɛmɪnənsi//prɪˈɛmɪnənsi/