Dictionary.com

dignitary

[ dig-ni-ter-ee ]
/ ˈdɪg nɪˌtɛr i /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: dignitary / dignitaries on Thesaurus.com

noun, plural dig·ni·tar·ies.
a person who holds a high rank or office, as in the government or church.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of dignitary

First recorded in 1665–75; dignit(y) + -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM dignitary

dig·ni·tar·i·al [dig-ni-tair-ee-uhl], /ˌdɪg nɪˈtɛər i əl/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use dignitary in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dignitary

dignitary
/ (ˈdɪɡnɪtərɪ, -trɪ) /

noun plural -taries
a person of high official position or rank, esp in government or the church
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK