Excellence

Definition of Excellence

Ex´cel`lence
n.1.The quality of being excellent; state of possessing good qualities in an eminent degree; exalted merit; superiority in virtue.
Consider first that great
Or bright infers not excellence.
- Milton.
2.An excellent or valuable quality; that by which any one excels or is eminent; a virtue.
With every excellence refined.
- Beattie.
3.A title of honor or respect; - more common in the form excellency.
I do greet your excellence
With letters of commission from the king.
- Shak.

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