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Ex·cel·len·cy

 (ĕk′sə-lən-sē)
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.
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Excellency

(ˈɛksələnsɪ) or

Excellence

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
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Ex•cel•len•cy

(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]
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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"
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Translations
صاحِب السِّياده الفَخامَه
Deres ExcellenceHans Excellence
Kegyelmes UramŐexcellenciája
hágöfgi
excelencia
ekselâns

Excellency

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

[ˈɛksələnsi] n
His Excellency → son Excellence f
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Excellency

nExzellenz f; Your/His ExcellencyEure/Seine Exzellenz
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Excellency

[ˈɛkslənsɪ] n His ExcellencySua Eccellenza
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excel

(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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References in classic literature ?
The work had been given me too late for signature last night, so it went before his Excellency this morning.
A button of mine--the devil take it!--a button of mine that was hanging by a single thread suddenly broke off, and hopped and skipped and rattled and rolled until it had reached the feet of his Excellency himself--this amid a profound general silence!
At once his Excellency's attention became drawn to my figure and costume.
I answered, "that his excellency's prudence, quality, and fortune, had exempted him from those defects, which folly and beggary had produced in others." He said, "if I would go with him to his country-house, about twenty miles distant, where his estate lay, there would be more leisure for this kind of conversation." I told his excellency "that I was entirely at his disposal;" and accordingly we set out next morning.
His excellency observed my countenance to clear up; he told me, with a sigh, "that there his estate began, and would continue the same, till we should come to his house: that his countrymen ridiculed and despised him, for managing his affairs no better, and for setting so ill an example to the kingdom; which, however, was followed by very few, such as were old, and wilful, and weak like himself."
In a few days we came back to town; and his excellency, considering the bad character he had in the academy, would not go with me himself, but recommended me to a friend of his, to bear me company thither.
Giovanni, light a torch," he added, "and give it to his excellency."
This plan succeeded; and Signor Pastrini himself ran to him, excusing himself for having made his excellency wait, scolding the waiters, taking the candlestick from the porter, who was ready to pounce on the traveller and was about to lead him to Albert, when Morcerf himself appeared.
"You shall be invited to the first select party given by his Excellency's wife."
When I think of his Excellency's wife, and how little she helps him!
"Here is what I wanted," she said; "Des Lupeaulx has put me face to face with the minister, and were he a man of iron, his Excellency shall be made for a time to bend the knee to me."
Although the hall porter saw someone's carriage standing at the entrance, after scrutinizing the mother and son (who without asking to be announced had passed straight through the glass porch between the rows of statues in niches) and looking significantly at the lady's old cloak, he asked whether they wanted the count or the princesses, and, hearing that they wished to see the count, said his excellency was worse today, and that his excellency was not receiving anyone.