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primaryadjective 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
primarynoun 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
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.