Definition of 'dignitary'
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Businesses are being particularly cautious about inviting foreign dignitaries and public officials. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When you meet dignitaries you think it will be difficult but he just wanted a laugh. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Each village has one or two important houses where the rich and powerful local dignitaries would have lived. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He despised formal ceremony and sometimes shocked foreign dignitaries by meeting them in his slippers or a threadbare jacket. America Past and Present (1995)The high dignitaries of the churches would do better to encourage and applaud them than to focus their ire on trivia. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It belonged to some local dignitaries. Travels with Rosinante (1990)Why the wasteful visits from foreign dignitaries, so ill timed and ill conceived? Times, Sunday Times (2010)No foreign dignitaries have been invited to the ceremony, or the modest party afterwards. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For the sake of protocol, gifts from foreign dignitaries will be accepted. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Coach says all these British dignitaries want to meet me. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Where possible, local dignitaries and police should be sought to sign the book. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is argued that the chiefs need accommodation befitting their ranks and of reasonable size because their jobs entail some requirements to entertain foreign dignitaries. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Local dignitaries used to a slower pace of life are struggling to comprehend how their small town has become the centre of French radicalisation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A thin front line of leaders was padded out with a dozen rows of dignitaries and officials ringed by a large security presence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The party is braced for skirmishes, not least from local party male dignitaries enraged that they have been barred from fighting in their local seat. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But for last night's lighting of the beacon, the crowd was restricted to local dignitaries. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The rain continued, the final whistle blew and the players listened patiently while a series of local dignitaries and politicians addressed them long into the night. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Hopefully Otto will not leave another unexpected diplomatic gift for visiting foreign dignitaries as he did when the Colombian delegation were in town. The Sun (2013)It is also feared the presence of the camp could cast a cloud over the 2012 Olympics as foreign dignitaries are booked to stay in hotels nearby. The Sun (2012)
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Used Occasionally. dignitary is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'dignitary'
British English: dignitary NOUN
Dignitaries are people who are considered to be important, especially because they have a high rank in government.
...an office fund used to entertain visiting dignitaries.
Definition of dignitary from the Collins English Dictionary
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