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the state of being paramount; the highest rank or authority
The fact or condition of being paramount; supremacy, precedence.
Origin: From paramount + -cy.
The doctrine of paramountcy is the legal principle that reconciles contradicting or conflicting laws in a federalist state. Where both the central government and the provincial or state governments have the power to create laws in relation to the same matters, the laws of one government will be given priority over the other through the doctrine.
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