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excellency Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a title used to address dignitaries (such as ambassadors or governors); usually preceded by `Your' or `His' or `Her'
    • Your Excellency
  2. noun 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

Ex"cel*len*cy noun
plural 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.

Webster 1913