excellency


ex·cel·len·cy

noun \-s(ə-)lən(t)-sē\
plural ex·cel·len·cies

Definition of EXCELLENCY

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

First Known Use of EXCELLENCY

15th century

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