his excellency

excellency

[ek-suh-luhn-see]
noun, plural excellencies.
1.
(usually initial capital letter) . Also, Excellence. a title of honor given to certain high officials, as governors, ambassadors, and Roman Catholic bishops and archbishops (preceded by his, your, etc.).
2.
(usually initial capital letter) a person so entitled.
3.
(usually initial capital letter) the title of the governor general of Canada while in office.
4.
Usually, excellencies. excellent qualities or features.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English excellencie < Latin excellentia. See excellent, -ency

superexcellency, noun, plural superexcellencies.
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Excellency or Excellence (ˈɛksələnsɪ)
 
n (usually preceded by Your, His, or Her) , pl -lencies, -lences
1.  a title used to address or refer to a high-ranking official, such as an ambassador or governor
2.  RC Church a title of bishops and archbishops in many non-English-speaking countries
 
Excellence or Excellence
 
n

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excellency
"high rank," c.1200, from L. excellentia (see excellence); as a title of honor it dates from early 14c.
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