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dignitary


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dignitary  \Dig"ni*ta*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Dignitaries}.  [Cf.  F. 
  dignitaire  fr  L.  dignitas.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dignitary 
  n  :  an  important  or  influential  person  [syn:  {very  important 
  person},  {VIP},  {high-up},  {panjandrum}] 




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