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primate

noun [C] uk   /ˈpraɪ.meɪt/ /-mət/ specialized us  

primate noun [C] (ANIMAL)

biology a member of the most developed and intelligent group of mammals, including humans, monkeys, and apesHumans, apes and monkeys

primate noun [C] (PRIEST)

religion a priest with the highest position in his country: He was made the Roman Catholic Primate of All Ireland last year.Religious leaders and officials
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