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dig·ni·tar·y

 (dĭg′nĭ-tĕr′ē)
n. pl. dig·ni·tar·ies
A person of high rank or position.
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dignitary

(ˈdɪɡnɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -taries
a person of high official position or rank, esp in government or the church
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dig•ni•tar•y

(ˈdɪg nɪˌtɛr i)

n., pl. -tar•ies.
a person who holds a high rank or office, as in a government or church.
[1665–75; dignit (y) + -ary]
dig`ni•tar′i•al (-ˈtɛər i əl) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dignitary - an important or influential (and often overbearing) persondignitary - an important or influential (and often overbearing) person
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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dignitary

noun public figure, worthy, notable, high-up (informal), bigwig (informal), celeb (informal), personage, pillar of society, pillar of the church, notability, pillar of the state, V.I.P. He was a visiting dignitary of great importance.
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dignitary

noun
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Translations
وَجيه، صاحِب رُتْبَه أو مَقام
hodnostář
dignitarfornem person
maîur í virîingarstöîu
aukštas pareigūnas
augsta amatpersona
hodnostár
önde gelen kişiyüksek mevkili kimse

dignitary

[ˈdɪgnɪtərɪ] Ndignatario/a m/f
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dignitary

[ˈdɪgnɪtəri] ndignitaire m
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dignitary

nWürdenträger(in) m(f); the local dignitariesdie Honoratioren am Ort
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dignitary

[ˈdɪgnɪtrɪ] ndignitario
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dignitary

(ˈdignitəri) plural ˈdignitaries noun
a person who has a high rank or office.
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At one end of the chamber, upon massive golden thrones encrusted with diamonds, sat Than Kosis and his consort, surrounded by officers and dignitaries of state.
Then came more dignitaries, and the officers of the palace and of the army, and finally two figures entirely muffled in scarlet silk, so that not a feature of either was discernible.
His great ability as a phonetician (he was, I think, the best of them all at his job) would have entitled him to high official recognition, and perhaps enabled him to popularize his subject, but for his Satanic contempt for all academic dignitaries and persons in general who thought more of Greek than of phonetics.
About nine o'clock, when half way, they met a canoe, on board of which were two Arickara dignitaries. One, a fine-looking man, much above the common size, was hereditary chief of the village; he was called the Left-handed, on account of a personal peculiarity.
Through this worthy organ the two dignitaries signified to Mr.
Whether his good friend had at all interested himself in the proceedings of our Combined Additional Endowed Dignitaries Committee, and whether it had occurred to him that to shed a little money in that direction might be a great conception finely executed?
just as it was not Our Committee who wanted the Additional Endowed Dignitaries, but it was Society that was in a state of the most agonising uneasiness of mind until it got them.
But one fact was indubitable--she was in amicable relations with the highest dignitaries of all the churches and sects.
In front of these were the high dignitaries of this mock heaven--gleaming blacks bedecked with precious stones, upon their foreheads the insignia of their rank set in circles of gold.
The remaining guards, reinforced by the high dignitaries and nobles of the First Born, closed in between us and Issus, who sat leaning far forward upon her carved sorapus bench, now screaming high-pitched commands to her following, now hurling blighting curses upon those who sought to desecrate her godhood.
It was, in fact, the rector and all the dignitaries of the university, who were marching in procession in front of the embassy, and at that moment traversing the Place.
Escorts of honour are t s, s re provided by the 2nd Cavalry Squadron of the Defence Forces on ceremonial occasions such as visits by dignitaries, Presidential inaugurations and St Patrick's Day parades.