Definition of dignitary
: one who possesses exalted rank or holds a position of dignity or honor
Examples of dignitary in a sentence
The dinner was attended by many foreign dignitaries.
First Known Use of dignitary
DIGNITARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dignitary for English Language Learners
: a person who has a high rank or an important position
DIGNITARY Defined for Kids
Definition of dignitary for Students
: a person of high position or honor <The President met with dignitaries from other countries.>
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