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meaning of "premier" How can I understand whether "premier" in the following sentence means "the first chess club" or "the most important chess club"? Context: This scene takes place in the Café de la Régence, the premier chess club in Paris and, by extension, the world.
Nov 30, 2016 12:14 PM
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The principal chess club.
November 30, 2016
I would guess that it means premier as in, the highest in quality or degree, since it suggests that a chess club in Paris might be particularly luxurious or exclusive. I think if it were referring to the age of the club, it would say 'oldest'. Also, so far as I know, Paris didn't have the first chess club in the world, but I could be wrong about that. I'd assume the first club would be somewhere in India, nearer to where the game was invented.
November 30, 2016
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