MEANING: adverb: In the first place.

ETYMOLOGY: From contraction of Latin phrase in primis (among the first), from in (among) and primus (first). The word was originally used to introduce the first of a number of articles in a list, such as a will, an inventory, etc. Earliest documented use: 1465.


JIMPRIMIS - King James the First

IMIPRIMIS - old tricyclic anti-depressent brand name that never caught on

IMPIRIMIS - Hello, Thisbe!