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dignitary

noun [C] uk   /ˈdɪɡ.nɪ.tər.i/ us    /-nə.ter-/
a person who has an important position in a society: Several foreign dignitaries attended the ceremony.Important people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy people
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