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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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The DG Rescue congratulated the community safety wing headquarters, all DEOs and RSOs for accomplishment of registration of 100,000 Rescue Mohafiz and training of 30,000 Rescue Mohafiz to establish CERTs in all Union Councils of Punjab.
17) regarding the extent to which certain borrowing costs should be included in CERT costs as facilitative of an MSA or an ED.
CERT group chief executive Jeff Stanton said: "We look forward to developing our relationship further with Cooper Carriers as a result of the creation of the CERT drinks network.
The most substantial problem posed by any kind of study of the cert pool is the availability of data.
In May 1986, while Darden was still pending, Brennan, Marshall, Blackmun, and Stevens voted to hold for Darden the cert.
In addition, it could be argued that aggregate analysis is too crude, for the actions of the Court as a whole both at the cert and the final vote on the merits do not necessarily reflect the actions of the individual justices.
For example, if the amount of allocable deductions for any tax year is less than $1 million, there is no CERT limit on the NOLs.
The next CERT class, on April 23, will be held in the activities center at the city's sports complex.
DETACHMENT Cert 15, 98mins Starring: Adrien Brody, Lucy Liu, James Caan A supply teacher must deal with unruly pupils in a dark twist on the inspirationaltutor genre.
172(b)(1)(E) provides that if there is a CERT and an "applicable corporation" has a corporate equity reduction interest loss (CERIL) for any "loss limitation year" (LLY) after Aug.
Officials estimated that more than 100 people have contacted CERT since Sept.