noun, plural dig·ni·tar·ies.
Origin of dignitary
Examples from the Web for dignitaries
It was seen by a small delegation of star-struck prelates and dignitaries who later described the film as “moving.”Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A few blocks away, dignitaries, including Tony Blair, held court in the upscale Serena Hotel.Rwanda Remembers 100 Days of Terror on Genocide’s 20th Anniversary|Nina Strochlic|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In autumn, the kitchen had to serve squash soup to visiting Korean dignitaries.
Plus, check out photos of celebrities and dignitaries arriving at the state dinner.President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron Share a Symbolic Make-Nice Moment|Eleanor Clift|March 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The foundation then distributes the art, either as gifts or on loan, to embassies and dignitaries around the world.
The rostrum became crowded with dignitaries bent on paying the same homage to Anibal Tabio.The Five Arrows|Allan Chase
Once a group of dignitaries had entered the hall and, with smiles and profuse bows, inspected the prisoners.
Four dignitaries and eight canons performed the functions of the cathedral, and served the fifty parishes allied with it.The Cathedrals of Southern France|Francis Miltoun
Bolkonski was invited everywhere, and had to spend the whole morning calling on the principal Austrian dignitaries.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
"You can scarcely wish over-well to the Church, when you desire to be one of its dignitaries," said Davis, with a sarcastic grin.Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)|Charles James Lever