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have precedence over (someone or something)

To have an existing priority over someone or something else. I'm afraid their project has precedence over yours because they are so much nearer to completion. Applicants with spouses or civil partners serving in the military will have precedence over all others.
See also: have, over, precedence

precedence over (someone or something)

An existing priority over someone or something else. I'm afraid their project has precedence over yours because they are so much nearer to completion. Applicants with spouses or civil partners serving in the military will take precedence over all others.
See also: over, precedence

take precedence over (someone or something)

To take priority over someone or something else. I'm afraid their project takes precedence over yours, as the company's survival depends on its success. Applicants with spouses or civil partners serving in the military will take precedence over all others.
See also: over, precedence, take

*precedence over someone or something

the right to come before someone or something else; greater importance than someone or something else. (*Typically: take ~; have ~; be given ~.) Ambulances have precedence over regular cars at intersections. My manager's concerns take precedence over mine.
See also: over, precedence
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However, the previous research on this scope does not incorporate the considerations of precedence constraints.
The only place in official Army guidance that specifically addresses the point of delineation precedence by rank is in the mandate for the implementation and use of the Developmental Support Form.
COAt the same time it allows our distributor to concentrate on standard IT solutions into other market segments, whilst providing support and services to Precedence as it works with the UAECOs dynamic graphics market,CO he observed.
A precedence relation (shortly, a precedence) can be considered as a couple ([f.sub.1], [f.sub.2]) where [f.sub.1] = rnd(nrphases) [f.sub.2] = rnd (nrphases) and [f.sub.1] [not equal to] [f.sub.2] .
Giving precedence to re-using already developed land through, for example, conversion of existing buildings.
Editor's Note: For a chart showing what uniform ribbons indicate and their proper order of precedence, check out www.home ofheroes.com/medals and the pages that follow it.
United States Code, title 10, section 1482, provides an order of precedence for persons authorized to designate disposition of a servicemember's remains.
Only about one in four Russians, for instance, are now prepared to sacrifice their own living standards for the sake of national greatness, and in one Levada Center poll only 12 percent said the state's interests take precedence over human rights.
Rebuilding took precedence over Halloween festivities in Key West after Hurricane Wilma slammed the city on October 24.
Since 1982, the Canadian constitution recognizes three aboriginal cultures--Metis, Inuit and First Nations--yet the Journal continues to misuse, and therefore sets legal precedence that permits all Anglicans the understanding that the Metis do not exist.
Philadelphia's poor performance on the PSSA standardized tests has raised the concern that reading and writing should take precedence over the new history class.
(Although that being said, this is a Summary Opinion and carries only persuasive support--albeit a strong one--and not the actual precedence of law ...)
The melody flows from one player to the other with neither part taking precedence over the other.
It has proposed nine principles as standards for FOI laws: maximum disclosure, obligation to publish key information by public bodies, promotion of open government, limited exceptions, processes to facilitate access, low-access costs, open meetings, disclosure takes precedence, and whistleblower protection.