[ ek-suh-luhn-see ]
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noun,plural ex·cel·len·cies.
  1. (usually initial capital letter)Also Excellence. a title of honor given to certain high officials, as governors, ambassadors, and Roman Catholic bishops and archbishops (preceded by his, your, etc.).

  2. (usually initial capital letter) a person so entitled.

  1. (usually initial capital letter) the title of the governor general of Canada while in office.

  2. Usually excellencies. excellent qualities or features.

Origin of excellency

1275–1325; Middle English excellencie<Latin excellentia.See excellent, -ency

Other words from excellency

  • su·per·ex·cel·len·cy, noun, plural su·per·ex·cel·len·cies.

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/ (ˈɛksələnsɪ) /

nounplural -lencies or -lences
  1. (usually preceded by Your, His, or Her) a title used to address or refer to a high-ranking official, such as an ambassador or governor

  2. RC Church a title of bishops and archbishops in many non-English-speaking countries

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