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PRIORITY Definition & Legal Meaning

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A legal preference or precedence. When two persons have similar rights in respect of the same subject-matter, but one is entitled to exercise his right to the exclusion of the other, he is said to have priority. In old English law. Au antiquity of tenure, in comparison with one not so ancient. Cowell.


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