n.1.The chief ecclesiastic in a national church; one who presides over other bishops in a province; an archbishop.
2.(Zool.) One of the Primates.
Noun1.Primateprimate - a senior clergyman and dignitary
2.primate - any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet

PRIMATE, eccl. law.. An archbishop who has jurisdiction over one or several other metropolitans.

Australanthropus, Australopithecus, Barbary ape, Bronze Age man, Cro-Magnon man, Galley Hill man, Gigantopithecus, Grand Penitentiary, Grimaldi man, Heidelberg man, Holy Father, Hominidae, Iron Age man, Neanderthal man, Oreopithecus, Paranthropus, Peking man, Pithecanthropus, Plesianthropus, Rhodesian man, Sinanthropus, Stone Age man, Swanscombe man, Zinjanthropus, aboriginal, aborigine, abuna, amphibian, ancient, angwantibo, antediluvian, anthropoid, anthropoid ape, antipope, ape, ape-man, aquatic, archbishop, archdeacon, archpriest, autochthon, aye-aye, baboon, back-number, behind the times, biped, bishop, bishop coadjutor, bushman, canine, cannibal, canon, capuchin, cardinal, cardinal bishop, cardinal deacon, cardinal priest, carnivore, cave dweller, caveman, chacma, chaplain, chimpanzee, coadjutor, cosmopolite, curate, dated, dean, diocesan, drill, ecclesiarch, entellus, eolithic man, exarch, feline, fossil man, gibbon, gnawer, gorilla, guenon, guereza, hanuman, has-been, herbivore, hierarch, high priest, hominid, humanoid, insectivore, invertebrate, langur, lemur, macaque, mammal, mammalian, man, man of old, mandrill, marmoset, marsupial, marsupialian, metropolitan, missing link, mountain gorilla, neolithic man, old hat, old-fashioned, old-timey, oldfangled, omnivore, orang, orangutan, out of fashion, out of season, out-of-date, outdated, outmoded, papa, patriarch, penitentiary, pontiff, pope, preadamite, prebendary, prehistoric man, prehuman, prelate, primitive, proboscis monkey, protohuman, quadruped, rector, reptile, rhesus, rodent, ruminant, rural dean, saki, scavenger, styleless, subdean, suffragan, troglodyte, unfashionable, ungulate, varmint, vermin, vertebrate, vicar
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Primary qualities of bodies
primary quill
Primary quills
Primary Rate Interface
Primary rocks
Primary root
Primary salt
primary school
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
primary sex character
primary sex characteristic
primary solid solution
primary syphilis
primary tooth
Primary union
primary winding
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Prime and ultimate ratio
Prime Computer
Prime conductor
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Prime figure
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prime meridian
prime minister
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