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n. pl. Ex·cel·len·cies Abbr. Exc.
Used with His, Her, or Your as a title and form of address for certain high officials, such as viceroys, ambassadors, and governors.


(ˈɛksələnsɪ) or


n, pl -lencies or -lences
1. (usually preceded by: Your, His, or Her) a title used to address or refer to a high-ranking official, such as an ambassador or governor
2. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a title of bishops and archbishops in many non-English-speaking countries


(ˈɛk sə lən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. Also, Excellence. a title of honor given to certain high officials, as governors, ambassadors, and Roman Catholic bishops and archbishops (prec. by His, Her, or Your).
2. a person so entitled.
3. (l.c.) Usu., excellencies. excellent qualities or features.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Excellency - a title used to address dignitaries (such as ambassadors or governors); usually preceded by `Your' or `His' or `Her'; "Your Excellency"
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
2.excellency - an outstanding feature; something in which something or someone excels; "a center of manufacturing excellence"; "the use of herbs is one of the excellencies of French cuisine"
characteristic, feature - a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
صاحِب السِّياده الفَخامَه
Deres ExcellenceHans Excellence
Kegyelmes UramŐexcellenciája


[ˈeksələnsɪ] NExcelencia f
His Excellencysu Excelencia f
yes, Your Excellencysí, Excelencia


[ˈɛksələnsi] n
His Excellency → son Excellence f


nExzellenz f; Your/His ExcellencyEure/Seine Exzellenz


[ˈɛkslənsɪ] n His ExcellencySua Eccellenza


(ikˈsel) past tense, past participle exˈcelled verb
1. to stand out beyond others (in some quality etc); to do very well (in or at some activity). He excelled in mathematics / at football.
2. to be better than. She excels them all at swimming.
ˈexcellence (ˈek-) noun
unusual goodness or worth. this man's excellence as a teacher.
ˈExcellency (ˈek-) plural ˈExcellencies noun
(with His, ~Your etc) a title of honour, used eg for ambassadors. His/Your Excellency; Their Excellencies.
ˈexcellent (ˈek-) adjective
unusually good. an excellent plan.
ˈexcellently adverb
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In every meeting of the kind Willoughby was included; and the ease and familiarity which naturally attended these parties were exactly calculated to give increasing intimacy to his acquaintance with the Dashwoods, to afford him opportunity of witnessing the excellencies of Marianne, of marking his animated admiration of her, and of receiving, in her behaviour to himself, the most pointed assurance of her affection.
Catherine ran wild with joy at the idea of welcoming her father back; and indulged most sanguine anticipations of the innumerable excellencies of her 'real' cousin.
When their treaty was finished, wherein I did them several good offices by the credit I now had, or at least appeared to have, at court, their excellencies, who were privately told how much I had been their friend, made me a visit in form.
She was assured of his affection; and that heart in return was solicited, which, perhaps, they pretty equally knew was already entirely his own; for, though Henry was now sincerely attached to her, though he felt and delighted in all the excellencies of her character and truly loved her society, I must confess that his affection originated in nothing better than gratitude, or, in other words, that a persuasion of her partiality for him had been the only cause of giving her a serious thought.

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