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excellency


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excellency  \Ex"cel*len*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Excellencies}. 
  1.  Excellence;  virtue;  dignity;  worth;  superiority. 
 
  His  excellency  is  over  Israel.  --Ps.  lxviii. 
  34. 
 
  Extinguish  in  men  the  sense  of  their  own  excellency. 
  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  A  title  of  honor  given  to  certain  high  dignitaries,  esp. 
  to  viceroys,  ministers,  and  ambassadors,  to  English 
  colonial  governors,  etc  It  was  formerly  sometimes  given 
  to  kings  and  princes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Excellency 
  n  :  a  title  used  to  address  dignitaries  (such  as  ambassadors  or 
  governors);  usually  preceded  by  Your  or  His  or  Her:  "Your 
  Excellency"  [syn:  {Excellency}] 




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