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English definition of “dignitary”

dignitary

noun [C]     /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
(Definition of dignitary noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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