from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of first-rate importance; principal; excellent: a palmary truth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Worthy of the palm; preeminent; superior.
- adj. principal; chief
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Palmar.
- adj. Worthy of the palm; palmy; preëminent; superior; principal; chief.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as palmar.
- Worthy of receiving the palm; preëminent; chief; conspicuous.
"palmary" -- the prevalence of episcopacy as a recognized institution -- we may say boldly that all the facts point the other way.
But let us examine this principle a little more attentivelyfor it is the palmary one.
Macarius the Eucharist was a palmary argument against Nestorianism.
The palmary text of Origen should be referred to "De principiis",
Caesarea, cannot have had at that early period the palmary importance which the author of Acts attaches to it.
Heracleitus and his followers may prate of a world of flux; but there are men to whom the recollections of their fellows ever turn confidently, secure of finding them in the same place; and of such, sir, you are the palmary example among my acquaintance.
Progress of Philosophy or of Wisdom is a palmary instance of progress achieved out of the internal resources of that which progresses.
Swedenborg's case is of course the palmary one of audita et visa, serving as a basis of religious revelation.
'The palmary miracle of all, the Resurrection, stands entirely by itself.
But my friend, an anxiously religious man, now, as then, very dear to me, a Protestant still, pointed out the palmary words of St. Augustine, which were contained in one of the extracts made in the