- a person who holds a high rank or office, as in the government or church.
Origin of dignitary
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Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of dignitary
But what dignitary is this crossing from the other side to greet the governor?Main Street
He passed the knife on to the dignitary who stood behind his chair.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
His grandfather (I think) was a dignitary of a kind, the Syndic of the Pilots.Some Reminiscences
A dignitary, as you call it, is not to see his child robbed of her rights.Is He Popenjoy?
No ordinary King's messenger, then, but some dignitary of the Court.Long Live the King
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- a person of high official position or rank, esp in government or the church