- plural form of dignitary
Dignitaries are defined as important people with a high social position, such as a high military rank or political office.
Presidents, vice presidents and generals are examples of dignitaries.
- Many of the highest dignitaries of state did not know their alphabet.
- This question was solemnly submitted to a grand council of prelates, senators, ministers and other dignitaries on the 13th of June 1718.
- Monsignore, my lord), a title of honour granted by the pope to bishops and to high dignitaries and officials of the papal household.
- The discovery of this conspiracy placed these two high dignitaries in prison (April 1469).
- And reciprocally, whatever may be the absolute rights of the ecclesiastical society over the appointment of its dignitaries, the administration of its property, and the government of its adherents, the exercise of these rights is limited and restricted by the stable engagements and concessions of the concordatory pact, which bind the head of the church with regard to the nations.