noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English dignete, from Anglo-French digneté, from Latin dignitat-, dignitas, from dignus Date: 13th century 1. the quality or state of being worthy, honored, or esteemed 2. a. high rank, office, or position b. a legal title of nobility or honor 3. archaic dignitary 4. formal reserve or seriousness of manner, appearance, or language

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