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first

(Earlier), adjective aboriginal, anterior, earlier, earliest, embryonic, inaugural, incipient, introductory, primeval, primitive, prior
Associated concepts: at first impression, first lien, first readdng, first stages of litigation, on first blush

first

(Superior), adjective antecedent, authentic, capital, cardinal, central, chief, crowning, dominant, highest, important, initial, leading, maiden, main, original, paramount, precessional, precursory, preferred, premier, primary, prime, primordial, principal, second to none, starting, stellar, superior, supreme, vital
Associated concepts: first-degree offense

first

adverb ab initio, at first, at the outset, before, chiefly, first and foremost, firstly, formerly, from the beginning, initially, in the beginning, in the front, originally, principally
See also: ab initio, basic, cardinal, central, dominant, essential, important, initial, leading, original, paramount, precursory, preferred, previous, primary, prime, primordial, principal, prior, prototype, stellar, unprecedented
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Each Tribe is represented on the CERT Board of Directors by its principal elected leader and shares equally in the decisions that govern the CERT organization.
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If you as a student know one thing more than you did before that relates to a major disaster, than I am a success,'' said Marc Shapiro, a firefighter-paramedic who has taught CERT courses for five years.
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1) The culprit: the Supreme Court's cert pool, the system of randomly assigning petitions for review to a single clerk for a recommendation regarding acceptance or denial of a case.
That's CERT as in Correctional Emergency Response Teams.
Second, a mere three Justices could place a "hold" on any cert.