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Definition of Excellency


  1. Excellence; virtue; dignity; worth; superiority.
  2. A title of honor given to certain high dignitaries, esp. to viceroys, ministers, and ambassadors, to English colonial governors, etc. It was formerly sometimes given to kings and princes.

Excellency Quotations

The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
John Keats

A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.
Henry Fielding

My dear Excellency! I have not gone to war to collect cheese and eggs, but for another purpose.
Manfred von Richthofen

The glorious uncertainty of the law was a thing well known and complained of, by all ignorant people, but all learned gentleman considered it as its greatest excellency.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

That which has not a real excellency and value in it self, entertains no longer than the giddy Humour which recommended it to us holds.
Mary Astell
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Excellency Translations

excellency in Dutch is hoogheid, eerwaarde, majesteit
excellency in French is excellence
excellency in German is Exzellenz
excellency in Spanish is Excelencia
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