Meaning of “first among equals” in the English Dictionary

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"first among equals" in British English

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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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)