Excellency Ex"cel*len*cy, n.; pl. {Excellencies}. 1. Excellence; virtue; dignity; worth; superiority. [1913 Webster]

His excellency is over Israel. --Ps. lxviii. 34. [1913 Webster]

Extinguish in men the sense of their own excellency. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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