Definitions for eminenceˈɛm ə nəns
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eminence, distinction, preeminence, note(noun)
high status importance owing to marked superiority
"a scholar of great eminence"
tuberosity, tubercle, eminence(noun)
a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
someone of high rank, reputation or social station
the quality or state of being eminent
prominence in a particular order or accumulation; esteem
an elevated land area or a hill
that which is eminent or lofty; a high ground or place; a height
an elevated condition among men; a place or station above men in general, either in rank, office, or celebrity; social or moral loftiness; high rank; distinction; preferment
a title of honor, especially applied to a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church
Origin: [L. eminentia, fr. eminens eminent: cf. F. minence.]
Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 600 at the time of the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Shannon County.
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An important antidote to American democracy is American gerontocracy. The positions of eminence and authority in Congress are allotted in accordance with length of service, regardless of quality. Superficial observers have long criticized the United States for making a fetish of youth. This is unfair. Uniquely among modern organs of public and private administration, its national legislature rewards senility.
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