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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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