Excellency

Definition of Excellency

Ex´cel`len`cy
n.1.Excellence; virtue; dignity; worth; superiority.
His excellency is over Israel.
- Ps. lxviii. 34.
Extinguish in men the sense of their own excellency.
- Hooker.
2.A title of honor given to certain high dignitaries, esp. to viceroys, ministers, and ambassadors, to English colonial governors, etc. It was formerly sometimes given to kings and princes.

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