the interests of the child are of paramount importance
Having supreme power
a paramount chief
overriding: having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
Paramount is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. According to the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 55,266. Paramount is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. ...
The Paramount, or 680 Mission Street at Third is a 40-story rental-apartment tower that is located in South of Market just outside of the Financial District on Mission Street in San Francisco.
(The Paramounts) The Paramounts were an English beat group, based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. They had one hit single with their cover version of "Poison Ivy", which reached #35 on the UK Singles Chart in 1964, but are primarily known as the fore-runner to Procol Harum.
Ranking higher than any other, as in power or importance.