law of priority

law of pri·or·i·ty

use of the earliest published name (senior synonym) of two or more names of an organism as the correct name.
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The present paper provides empirical support to the assumption of Maxwell, that the uses of 80/20 principle (law of priority) increase your level of leadership.
Often, a state's law of priority is not found exclusively in one statute, as illustrated by the paradigm of a separate bankruptcy statute and a separate secured credit statute.