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English definition of “first among equals”

first among equals

UK
a member of a group who is officially on the same level as the other members but who in fact has slightly more responsibility or power: The prime minister is first among equals in the cabinet.
(Definition of first among equals from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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