American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person of high rank or position.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who holds an exalted rank or office; especially, an ecclesiastic who ranks higher than a priest or canon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who possesses exalted rank or holds a position of dignity or honor; especially, one who holds an ecclesiastical rank above that of a parochial priest or clergyman.
- n. an important or influential (and often overbearing) person
“Palace when the promoter, Bob Arum, introduced him to a visiting dignitary from the South Korean Boxing Federation – Lieutenant General”
“BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A boy of a foreign dignitary is almost killed while in Gotham City, and Batman recieves unexpected aid from Green Arrow.”
“Chase: “Standing up and interrupting the speech of a visiting dignitary is not the place nor the time.””
“Standing up and interrupting the speech of a visiting dignitary is not the place nor the time.”
“One day, after having completed five surgeries, I picked up my wife and drove to a formal dinner being held in Manhattan in honor of a titled dignitary.”
“Manx, the millionnaire, was an acquaintance of the new Judge and titled dignitary, Sir Cramborne Wathin, and she visited Lady Wathin, at whose table the report in the journals of the Nile-boat party was mentioned.”
“Her uncle, Mr. Quintin Manx, the millionnaire, was an acquaintance of the new Judge and titled dignitary, Sir Cramborne Wathin, and she visited Lady Wathin, at whose table the report in the journals of the Nile-boat party was mentioned.”
“I dunno ... playing a "dignitary," the author as visiting guest.”
“We had to get to school 30-60 minutes earlier than usual, stand in line in the sweltering heat, watch some "dignitary" we didn't know or care about raise the flag in an awkward manner and pose for pictures that would make the next day's local papers, and then pick up oversweet candy with our sweaty hands to make up for a job well done.”
“The SS men and occasional woman are there to protect the "dignitary" they are assigned to - not Clinton's dog Buddy roadkill or woman's pocketbooks.”
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