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.
Recent Examples of dignitary from the Web
The next Labor chairman automatically becomes the country's opposition leader, a formal role that affords meetings with visiting foreign dignitaries and high-profile speaking opportunities.
Among the dignitaries at the Douglas Park re-opening Thursday was City Commissioner Ken Russell, who lives across the street from Merrie Christmas Park and whose activism to clean up the parks led to his running for political office.
There will be an assortment of parade entries, including five high school bands (RB, Poway, Del Norte, Mt. Carmel and Westview), scout troops, clowns, jugglers, horses, pageant queens and dignitaries.
Ortiz' family was there, so were dignitaries from the Dominican Republic and so were Hall of Famers like Jim Rice, Carl Yastrzemski, Wade Boggs and, of course, Pedro Martinez.
Modi will be the first foreign dignitary to be hosted for dinner at the White House during Trump’s presidency.
Dignitaries including Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Gov. Mark Dayton and Wisconsin Rep. Ron Kind and Gov. Scott Walker are expected to attend.
An invitation-only ceremony at the new state courthouse in downtown San Diego drew hundreds of judges, lawyers, politicians and other dignitaries Monday to mark the building’s official completion.
Dignitaries and community leaders from throughout the north shore attended the Legacy of Scouting reception held at Forks & Corks at TerraBella near Covington.
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DIGNITARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dignitary for English Language Learners
: a person who has a high rank or an important position
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Definition of dignitary for Students
: a person of high position or honor The President met with dignitaries from other countries.
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