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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

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(Latin: praecedere, to go before)

Superiority of rank. Canonical precedence is determined for individuals by:

Where it is not a question merely of individuals the precedence is as follows: the secular clergy, the religious clergy, the religious of a non-clerical society, the laity. The place of honor is at the end of processions.

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Entry for 'Precedence'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ncd/​p/precedence.html. 1910.