Definition of Dignitary

1. Noun. An important or influential (and often overbearing) person.




Definition of Dignitary

1. n. One who possesses exalted rank or holds a position of dignity or honor; especially, one who holds an ecclesiastical rank above that of a parochial priest or clergyman.

Definition of Dignitary

1. Noun. an important or influential person, or one of high rank or position ¹

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Definition of Dignitary

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Literary usage of Dignitary

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1. The Innocents Abroad; Or, The New Pilgrim's Progress by Mark Twain (1871)
"... why, I supposed he must—but that to my thinking, when the United States considered it necessary to send a dignitary of that tonnage across the ocean, ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"A Letter from an Irish dignitary to an English Clergyman on the subject of Tithes in Ireland ' (anon.), 1807 ; reprinted 1822. 3. A letter to Canning on his ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"... speech written by South himself, then a great dignitary of the University, was expelled. The wit of compositions of this kind is naturally, ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The principal dignitary of the collegiate chapter has the title of abbot, and his jurisdiction extends only over the commune of San Martino, which consists ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... a dignitary among books, its size and its price («bout £6 of modern money) making it comparatively inaccessible as a home volume (or private use. ..."

6. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"... state carried before a high dignitary on occasions of ceremony. In the second example, ... dignitary ..."

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