excellency Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a title used to address dignitaries (such as ambassadors or governors); usually preceded by `Your' or `His' or `Her'
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
- Excellence; virtue; dignity; worth; superiority.
His excellency is over Israel.
Ps. lxviii. 34.
Extinguish in men the sense of their own excellency.
- 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.
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