His Eminence

His Eminence
courtesy title used when referring to an important person or a church official

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • His Eminence — is a historical style of reference for high nobility, still in use in various religious contexts.CatholicismThe style remains in use as the official style or standard of address in reference to a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, reflecting… …   Wikipedia

  • Eminence — may refer to:Places: *In the United States: ** Eminence Township, Logan County, Illinois ** Eminence, Indiana ** Eminence, Kentucky ** Eminence, MissouriAnatomy: *Collateral eminence, alongside the hippocampus in the brain *Cruciform eminence, in …   Wikipedia

  • eminence — [[t]e̱mɪnəns[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Eminence is the quality of being very well known and highly respected. Many of the pilots were to achieve eminence in the aeronautical world... Beveridge was a man of great eminence. 2) N VOC: poss N, also PRON:… …   English dictionary

  • Éminence grise — An éminence grise (French for grey eminence ) is a powerful advisor or decision maker who operates secretly or unofficially. This phrase originally referred to François Leclerc du Tremblay, the right hand man of Cardinal Richelieu. Leclerc was a… …   Wikipedia

  • eminence — em|i|nence [ˈemınəns] n 1.) [U] the quality of being famous and important of great/such etc eminence ▪ a scientist of great eminence 2.) Your/His Eminence a title used when talking to or about a ↑cardinal (=priest of high rank in the Roman… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • eminence — UK [ˈemɪnəns] / US noun Word forms eminence : singular eminence plural eminences formal 1) [uncountable] importance because of impressive achievements, character, or status 2) a) [countable] an important respected person b) used for referring to… …   English dictionary

  • eminence — n. 1 distinction; recognized superiority. 2 a piece of rising ground. 3 (Eminence) a title used in addressing or referring to a cardinal (Your Eminence; His Eminence). 4 an important person. Etymology: L eminentia (as EMINENT) …   Useful english dictionary

  • eminence — noun 1) his eminence as a scientist Syn: fame, celebrity, illustriousness, distinction, renown, preeminence, notability, greatness, prestige, importance, reputation, repute, note; prominence, superiority, stature, standing …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • eminence — em|i|nence [ emınəns ] noun FORMAL 1. ) uncount importance because of impressive achievements, character, or status 2. ) count an important respected person a ) used for referring to a CARDINAL in the Roman Catholic Church: His Eminence, Cardinal …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • eminence — ► NOUN 1) acknowledged superiority within a particular sphere. 2) an important or distinguished person. 3) (His/Your Eminence) a title given to a Roman Catholic cardinal. 4) formal or literary a piece of rising ground. ORIGIN Latin eminentia,… …   English terms dictionary

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