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prestigious Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite having an illustrious reputation; respected
    esteemed; honored.
    • our esteemed leader
    • a prestigious author
  2. adjective satellite exerting influence by reason of high status or prestige
    • a prestigious professor at a prestigious university
WordNet

Pres*tig"i*ous adjective
Etymology
L. praestigiosus.
Definitions
  1. Practicing tricks; juggling. Obs. Cotton Mather.

Webster 1913