(?), n. [F. excellence, L. excellentia.] 1. The quality of being excellent; state of possessing good qualities in an eminent degree; exalted merit; superiority in virtue.
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Consider first that great
Or bright infers not excellence.
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2. An excellent or valuable quality; that by which any one excels or is eminent; a virtue.
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With every excellence refined.
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3. A title of honor or respect; -- more common in the form excellency.
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I do greet your excellence
With letters of commission from the king.

Syn. -- Superiority; preminence; perfection; worth; goodness; purity; greatness.
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