Par"a*mount (?), a. [OF. par amont above; par through, by (L. per) + amont above. See Amount.]

Having the highest rank or jurisdiction; superior to all others; chief; supreme; preeminent; as, a paramount duty.

"A traitor paramount."


Lady paramount Archery, the lady making the best score. -- Lord paramount, the king.

Syn. Superior; principal; preeminent; chief.


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Par"a*mount, n.

The highest or chief.



© Webster 1913.

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