Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person of high rank or position.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who holds an exalted rank or office; especially, an ecclesiastic who ranks higher than a priest or canon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun an important or influential person, or one of high rank or position

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an important or influential (and often overbearing) person

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Examples

  • Palace when the promoter, Bob Arum, introduced him to a visiting dignitary from the South Korean Boxing Federation – Lieutenant General

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  • BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A boy of a foreign dignitary is almost killed while in Gotham City, and Batman recieves unexpected aid from Green Arrow.

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  • Standing up and interrupting the speech of a visiting dignitary is not the place nor the time.

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  • BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A boy of a foreign dignitary is almost killed while in Gotham City, and Batman recieves unexpected aid from Green Arrow.

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  • Chase: “Standing up and interrupting the speech of a visiting dignitary is not the place nor the time.”

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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