Synonyms for Priority:

n.

entry, permission, voice, right, concession, access, entrance, public interest. element, staple, core, precede, feature, burning issue/question, key, essence, basis, concern, right of way. antecedence (noun)
importance, anteriority, antecedency.
emphasis (noun)
stress, weight, significance, pre-eminence.
first concern (noun)
precedence, order, antecedence, right of way, Previousness, preference.
importance (noun)
gravity, concern, weight, status, stress, eminence, importance, significance, emphasis.
lead (noun)
primacy, advantage.
precedence (noun)
place, anticipation, antecedence, position, earliness, precession, precedence, primacy, precedency, order.
previous time (noun)
preceding, foregoing, before.
priority (noun)
anteriority, precedence, antecedence, antecedency, precedency.
right (noun)
permission.
superiority (noun)
preterition, right of way, pre-eminence, Previousness, preclude, advantage, preference, Pre-existence.

Other synonyms:

concession, basis, access, right of way, voice, permission. entry, essence, core, public interest. entrance, key, element, staple. concern. right. Other relevant words:
gravity, anteriority, antecedency, Previousness, significance, precedency, pre-eminence, concession, right of way, access, emphasis, status, right, essence, permission, importance, eminence, stress, basis, concern, advantage, staple, weight, predominance, preference.

Usage examples for priority

  1. I can not bring myself to believe that the lasting happiness of the people, the prosperity of the States, or the permanency of their Union can be maintained by giving preference or priority to any class of citizens in the distribution of benefits or privileges, or by the adoption of measures which enrich one portion of the Union at the expense of another; nor can I see in the interference of the Federal Government with the local legislation and reserved rights of the States a remedy for present or a security against future dangers. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. Therefore, I urge again that the energy measures that I have proposed be made the first priority of this session of the Congress. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. It was an all- station priority telecast. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr