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