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- adj. Pre-eminent, outstanding.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Select; choice; hence, extraordinary, excellent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Excellent; eminent; distinguished.
From Latin eximius ("set apart, select"), from eximō ("take out or away; deliver, free"), from ex ("out of, from") + emō ("buy; acquire, take"). (Wiktionary)