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leading(Guiding), adjective controlling, directing, implicational, implicative, implicatory, inferential, insinuative, instructional, instructive, referential, steering, suggestive, supervising, supervisory
Associated concepts: leading a witness, leading question
leading(Ranking first), adjective beyond compare, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, dominating, finest, first, foremost, greatest, main, most influential, outstanding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, prevailing, primary, prime, princeps, principal, prominent, stellar, supreme, top, topmost, unequaled, unexcelled, unmatched, unparalleled, unrivalled, unsurpassed
See also: absolute, cardinal, dominant, famous, important, influential, initial, major, master, material, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, paramount, precursory, prevailing, primary, prime, principal, prior, prominent, renowned, salient, sovereign, stellar
LEADING. That which is to be followed; as, a leading case; leading question leading counsel.