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Friday, November 11, 2016

Definitions for eximious

  1. Obsolete. distinguished; eminent; excellent.

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Citations for eximious
I must applaud your eximious valour, however, for life can be very difficult--and dangerous … Claire Lorrimer, The Silver Link, 1993
The fact is that in Spain, as all cultured Americans that have lived there are aware, titles are "begotten" or "reinstated" by the King, not by the Government, as the writer states, in virtue of eximious services rendered to the country or to the Crown, i. e. beneficent work, culture, or at the end of a life of noted services and merits attained in war or government of the country. Juan O'Donnell y Dias de Mendoza, "Spanish Titles," New York Times, April 13, 1924
Origin of eximious
1540-1550
Eximious comes from the Latin adjective eximius "select, distinguished, excellent," which is a derivative of the verb eximere, "to take out, remove." It entered English in the mid-1500s.
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