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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 .Important people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy people Grammar:First, firstly or at first?
(Definition of first among equals from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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