noun, plural dig·ni·tar·ies.
Origin of dignitary
Examples from the Web for dignitary
Many of them, such as a visiting French dignitary fresh off a plane from Paris at the age of 103, proved that 90 is the new 30.John McCain’s Surprising Toast at Kissinger’s 90th Birthday Party|The Daily Beast|June 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As soon as he was actually a dignitary of the Church, he turned his thoughts entirely to the stage!
Three or four lads in the street flew away like birds at the sight of the dignitary, but the doves remained.The Fourth Estate, vol.1|Armando Palacio Valds
Among the latter was the Prior of Jorvaulx, in the most gallant trim which a dignitary of the church could venture to exhibit.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6|Charles H. Sylvester
Whenever a priest or a dignitary wanted to distinguish himself he discovered something.The Ship Dwellers|Albert Bigelow Paine
The “exarch” of the archbishop, who is a dignitary but not a bishop, has a seat in the provincial synod.