dignitary

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

Definition of dignitary

plural

dignitaries

  1. :  one who possesses exalted rank or holds a position of dignity or honor

dignitary

adjective

Examples of dignitary in a Sentence

  1. The dinner was attended by many foreign dignitaries.

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First Known Use of dignitary

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DIGNITARY Defined for English Language Learners

dignitary

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Definition of dignitary for English Language Learners

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


DIGNITARY Defined for Kids

dignitary

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noun dig·ni·tary \ˈdig-nə-ˌter-ē\

Definition of dignitary for Students

plural

dignitaries

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



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