An ambassador or high ranking politician is an example of a dignitary.
The highest county dignitary is the lord-lieutenant, the office dating from 1782.
The lord chief justice is, next to the lord chancellor, the highest judicial dignitary in the kingdom.
A dignitary in 1 This is the view of Dr Adrian Fortescue (The Orthodox Eastern Church, p. 406); according to Braun (Lit.
The master of the horse is the third dignitary of the court, and is always a member of the ministry (before 1782 the office was of cabinet rank), a peer and a privy councillor.
31), the calm conscientious dignitary Hemset (Plate III.