He takes precedence, Primus inter pares, of all the members, and is recognized as the official head of the Church during his term of office.
In course of time there emerged from this presbyterial body a Primus inter pares, i.e.
Bills were introduced to reduce the position of a bishop to well-nigh that of Primus inter pares; to place the power of veto in the congregation; to abolish -the canon law and to establish a presbytery it every parish.
In the old times the grand-prince was simply primes inter pares among the minor princes, and these lived with their boyars almost on a footing of equality.
Miliukov, La Crise russe (Paris, 1907; an earlier English edition appeared in 1905); Bernard Pares, Russia and Reform (1907); A.
Nor even a simple Primus inter pares, but " Emperor " in the fullest sense - between the years 1805 and 1814.
He is only Primus inter pares, and exercises no kind of superiority over the other abbots or congregations.
The title is German emperor, not emperor of Germany, being intended to show that the Kaiser is but primus inter pares in a confederation o.f territorial sovereigns; his authority as territorial sovereign (Landesherr) extends over Prussia, not over GermaAy.
The states retained their autonomy except in those matters which were expressly transferred to the imperial authorities; the princes retained their sovereignty; .the king of Prussia, though he now took the title of German emperor, was only primus inter pares; he was president of the confederation, but had no suzerainty over the other princes..
All the great rivals of Abdalmalik having now disappeared, he was no longer like his predecessors primes inter pares, but dominus.
The two first of these were vested in the sovereign, who might be a woman, and who shared the legislative power with two chambers, the Camara dos Pares or House of Peers, and the Camara dos Deputados or House of Commons; these were collectively styled the Corks Geraes, or more briefly the Conies.
The members of the governing body were styled :lures (jurati), pairs (pares) or echevins (scabini).