The definition of a dignitary is a person with a high rank or who holds an important position.noun
An ambassador or high ranking politician is an example of a dignitary.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
noun pl. dignitaries
Origin: < L dignitas, dignity + -ary
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noun pl. dig·ni·tar·ies