Su*preme" (?), a. [L. supremus,
superlative of superus that is above, upper, fr. super
above: cf. F. suprême. See Super-, and cf.
Sum.] 1. Highest in authority; holding the
highest place in authority, government, or power.
He that is the supreme King of
2. Highest; greatest; most excellent or most
extreme; utmost; greatist possible (sometimes in a bad sense); as,
supreme love; supreme glory; supreme magnanimity;
Each would be supreme within its own sphere, and
those spheres could not but clash. De Quincey.
3. (Bot.) Situated at the highest part
The Supreme, the Almighty; God.