superior


superior
su·pe·ri·or adj: of higher status, rank, or priority

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

superior
I (excellent) adjective above average, above par, better, choice, deluxe, distinguished, exceptional, finer, first-rate, foremost, greater, high-class, high-grade, high-quality, illustrious, incomparable, matchless, melior, noble, nonpareil, peerless, praestantior, preferable, preferred, second to none, superexcellent, superlative, supreme, topping, transcendent, unequaled, unexcelled, unparalleled, unrivalled, unsurpassed II (higher) adjective chief, greater, more elevated, of greater influence, of higher rank, paramount, senior associated concepts: respondeat superior, superior court, superior force III index absolute (ideal) IV index ascendant V index best, chief, disdainful, dominant, employer, important (significant), inflated (vain), irresistible, meritorious, notable, outstanding (prominent), paramount, predominant, preferable, preferential, premium, prime (most valuable), principal (director) VI index prior VII index professional (stellar), select, special, sterling, superlative, unapproachable, valuable

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


superior
adj.
Above; better than; entitled to priority over something else.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


superior
in feudal law, the person from whom a person lower in the feudal chain holds his land.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


superior
One who has a right to give orders; belonging to a higher grade.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


superior
One who has a right to give orders; belonging to a higher grade.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • superior — SUPERIÓR, OÁRĂ, superiori, oare, adj. 1. Care ocupă un loc în spaţiu deasupra altuia; de sus. ♦ (muz.) Registru superior = registru care cuprinde sunetele cele mai înalte ale vocii sau ale unui instrument. ♦ (Despre cursul apelor curgătoare) Care …   Dicționar Român

  • Superior — may refer to:Place names*Lake Superior, the largest of the North American Great Lakes;United States *Superior, Arizona *Superior, Colorado *Superior, Iowa *Superior Township, Chippewa County, Michigan *Superior Township, Washtenaw County,… …   Wikipedia

  • Superior — Superior, WI U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 500 Housing Units (2000): 210 Land area (2000): 1.235471 sq. miles (3.199855 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007935 sq. miles (0.020551 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.243406 sq. miles (3.220406 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Superior — (lateinisch ‚oberhalb‘) steht für: eine der Lage und Richtungsbezeichnungen in der Anatomie ein Zusatzprädikat bei der Hotelklassifikation, siehe Hotelstern verschiedene Leitungsämter in der römisch katholischen Kirche, namentlich: den Oberen in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Superior — Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superior — adjetivo 1. Que está más alto o por encima de otra cosa de la misma clase: estantería superior, piso superior, nivel superior. labio superior. 2. Que sobresale entre las cosas de su misma clase por su calidad, importancia o categoría:… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • superior — (Del lat. superĭor). 1. adj. Dicho de una cosa: Que está más alta y en lugar preeminente respecto de otra. 2. Dicho de una persona: Que tiene otras a su cargo. U. t. c. s. m.) 3. Dicho de una cosa: Más excelente y digna, respecto de otras de… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Superior, WI — U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 500 Housing Units (2000): 210 Land area (2000): 1.235471 sq. miles (3.199855 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007935 sq. miles (0.020551 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.243406 sq. miles (3.220406 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • superior — is not a true comparative (like better or greater, for example) and is followed by to, not than: • The taste of an open mushroom grilled with garlic, parsley and butter is so splendid, and superior to snails given the same treatment Times, 1980.… …   Modern English usage

  • superior — (adj.) late 14c., higher in position, from O.Fr. superior, from L. superiorem (nom. superior) higher, comparative of superus situated above, upper, from super above, over (see SUPER (Cf. super )). Meaning higher in rank or dignity is attested… …   Etymology dictionary


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