primary adj1 : of first rank, value, or importance
2 : belonging to the first group or order in successive divisions, combinations, or ramifications
n pl: -ries
1 : caucus
2 : an election in which qualified voters nominate or express a preference for a particular candidate or group of candidates for political office, choose party officials, or select delegates for a party convention
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.