Precedence in a Sentence 

Definition of Precedence  

priority, the notion of being more important than something else

Examples of Precedence in a sentence

Rescuing innocent civilians takes precedence over protecting their property or securing their belongings.  
When considering the most important aspects of society to defend, I believe the children take precedence over the wealthy.  
If you are the first person in line for something, you have precedence over all of the people behind you, unless there is an emergency.  

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