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Meaning of DIGNITARY

Pronunciation:  'digni`teree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an important or influential (and often overbearing) person

DIGNITARY is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: high muckamuck, high-up, panjandrum, very important person, VIP
 See Also: important person, influential person, personage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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