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primary

adjective basal, basic, central, chief, determining, dominant, earliest, elemental, essential, first, formative, fundamental, greatest, important, inaugural, initial, key, leading, main, nascent, necessary, nonpareil, original, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, prime, primus, principal, principalis, prominent, requisite, ruling, secondto none, supereminent, supreme, topmost, transcendent, underlying, unsurpassed, uppermost, utmost, vital
Associated concepts: primary boycott, primary evidence, primary insurance, primary jurisdiction, primary liability, priiary picketing, primary purpose, primary right, primary surety, primary tort feasor

primary

noun ballot, choice, contest, contestation, election, election contest, exclusive competition, exclusive contest, exclusive election, exclusive political competition, exclusive political contest, first competition, first contest, first election, first political competition, first political connest, inaugural competition, inaugural contest, inaugural election, inaugural political competition, inaugural political contest, nomination contest, nominative competition, nominative contest, nominative election, partisan competiiion, partisan contest, partisan election, party competition, party contest, party election, political competition, political contention, political election, political rivalry, poll, selection, vote
Associated concepts: primary evidence, primary responsibility
See also: basic, cardinal, causative, central, critical, crucial, dominant, elementary, essential, fundamental, important, inchoate, incipient, indispensable, inherent, initial, integral, leading, master, material, organic, original, paramount, preliminary, prime, primordial, principal, rudimentary, salient, simple, stellar, substantive, ultimate, underlying, vital

PRIMARY. That which is first or principal; as primary evidence, or that evidence which is to be admitted in the first instance, as distinguished from secondary evidence, which is allowed only when primary evidence cannot be had.
     2. A primary obligation is one which is the principal object of the contract; for example, the primary obligation of the seller is to deliver the thing sold, and to transfer the title to it. It is distinguished from the accessory or secondary obligation to pay damages for not doing so. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 702.

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A list of all local candidates who filed petitions for the March general primary election is available at kanecountyelections.
A top-two system subjects all candidates to a test of viability in the primary election, and it's revealing that most minor parties doubt their candidates could pass.
Here's the outcome of the primary election for Assembly District 34 for Democratic Party nomination for the general election this November:
In sum, to be elected judge in Illinois under the proposed constitutional amendment, candidates would run in a separate non-partisan contest during the primary election, with every registered voter eligible to vote, resulting in the election of a candidate receiving more than 50 percent of the vote or a run-off nonpartisan contest in the general election between the two candidates receiving the most votes.
The preliminary statewide total of 22 percent was in stark contrast to a record 58 percent in the presidential primary election in February, when 9million Californians voted.
Three candidates have completed their nomination forms for Ward 4 councilor - enough for a primary election.
Details of how primary elections would work will be drawn up later this year with the party seeking legal advice on how to implement the idea.
Copywriter Craig Huey recently recommended in these pages, during presidential election years, to stay out of the mail 30 days before a primary election in a state and nationwide 45 days before the general election.
The approaching presidential election provides social studies teachers with an excellent opportunity to teach our students about the role of the primary election in the overall election process.
What should have been a triumphant unveiling of new machines and new laws on primary election day turned into a disaster in Broward and Miami-Dade counties--polls didn't open on time when poll workers couldn't figure out how to start the machines and some of the machines totally failed.
527(j) as: (1) a general, special, primary or runoff election for a Federal office; (2) a convention or caucus of a political party that has authority to nominate a candidate for a Federal office; (3) a primary election held for the selection of delegates to a national nominating convention of a political party; or (4) a primary election held for the expression of a preference for the nomination of individuals for election to the office of President.
According to the court, the First Amendment protected the jailer from discharge for failing to support the sheriff in a primary election because the jailer's duties were routine, circumscribed and ministerial and the jailer did not engage in law enforcement activities on behalf of the sheriff and was not entrusted with broad discretion.