One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Stephen Gardiner (d. 1555), theologian, administrator, and bishop of Winchester. From post-classical Latin supremitat-, supremitas highest honour, supreme power or authority (15th cent.; 1552 in a British source; earlier in senses ‘death’, (in plural) ‘extremities’) from classical Latin suprēmus + -tās.
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