Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Excellencies'
Excellencies Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
- Excellency \Ex"cel*len*cy\, n.; pl. Excellencies.
- Excellence; virtue; dignity; worth; superiority. His excellency is over Israel. --Ps. lxviii. 34. Extinguish in men the sense of their own excellency. --Hooker.
- 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.