What is precedency?

  • (noun): Status established in order of importance or urgency.
    Synonyms: precedence, priority
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on precedency:

Lord Oliphant - Extract From "Notes On Dignities in The Peerage of Scotland Which Are Dormant or Which Have Been For
... of Anne, the daughter and heir of Lawrence Lord Oliphant, Lord Mordington, and, granted him the precedency due to the former Lords Oliphant and it appears from the records of Parliament that Lord Mordington sat ... should not prejudice him in his right to precedency before them, and on the 12th of June 1672, Lord Oliphant was present in Parliament as a Lord of Parliament, and sat in the precedency of the former Lords Oliphant ...

More definitions of "precedency":

  • (noun): The act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony).
    Synonyms: precession, precedence