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excellency

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noun ex·cel·len·cy \-s(ə-)lən(t)-sē\

Definition of excellency

plural ex·cel·len·cies

  1. 1 :  excellence; especially :  outstanding or valuable quality —usually used in plural <so crammed, as he thinks, with excellencies — Shakespeare>

  2. 2 —used as a title for high dignitaries of state (as a governor or an ambassador) or church (as a Roman Catholic archbishop or bishop)



Examples of excellency

  1. <claimed that granite has so many excellencies as material for countertops that it is well worth the high price>

  2. <the excellency of the violins crafted by Stradivarius is beyond dispute>



15th Century

First Known Use of excellency

15th century



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