noun dig·ni·tary \ˈdig-nə-ˌter-ē, -ˌte-rē\

: a person who has a high rank or an important position

plural dig·ni·tar·ies

Full Definition of DIGNITARY

:  one who possesses exalted rank or holds a position of dignity or honor
dignitary adjective

Examples of DIGNITARY

  1. The dinner was attended by many foreign dignitaries.

First Known Use of DIGNITARY


Other Foreign Functionary Terms

count, despot, emir, wardrobe, yeoman

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DIGNITARIES Defined for Kids


noun dig·ni·tary \ˈdig-nə-ˌter-ē\
plural dig·ni·tar·ies

Definition of DIGNITARY for Kids

:  a person of high position or honor <The President met with dignitaries from other countries.>


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