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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Being the best or truest of a kind; quintessential: a diplomat par excellence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Being the best of its kind.
  • adj. Being a quintessential example of the kind in question.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. By virtue of manifest superiority; by the highest right, claim, or qualification; preëminently.

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

  • adv. to a degree of excellence


French : par, by + excellence, preeminence.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from French par excellence ("by excellence"). (Wiktionary)


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