Meaning of PRIORITY in English

PRIORITY

n. (pl. -ies)

1. the fact or condition of being earlier or antecedent.

2 precedence in rank etc.

3 an interest having prior claim to consideration.

Derivatives:

prioritize v.tr. (also -ise). prioritization n.

Etymology: ME f. OF priorit{eacute} f. med.L prioritas -tatis f. L prior (as PRIOR)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.