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PARAMOUNT. That which is superior.
     2. It is usually applied to the highest lord of the fee, of lands, tenements, or hereditaments. F. N. B. 135. Where A lets lands to B, and he underlets them to C, in this case A is the paramount, and B is the mesne landlord. Vide Mesne, and 2 Bl. Com. 91; 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 484, n. 79; Id. 485, n. 81.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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However, the Santrokofi Traditional Area's Kyedomhene said only Nana Letsabi II, Santrokofi Paramount Chief, is still alive to attest to the attempts by the four paramountcies and some others from the northern part of the then Buem-Krachi District to liberate their part of the Volta Region.
The Regional Security Council (REGSEC), which is sensing danger, has quickly intervened and deployed security personnel to the two Paramountcies to avert a possible clash between the supporters of the two chiefs.
For this reason, the two chiefs should forget their differences, team up and work together as good neighbours, to push for development for their two respective Paramountcies.'