Definitions for prestigeprɛˈstiʒ, -ˈstidʒ
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a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.
"he wanted to achieve power and prestige"
Delusion; illusion; trick.
The quality of how good the reputation of something or someone is, how favourably something or someone is regarded
Oxford has a university of very high prestige.
delusion; illusion; trick
weight or influence derived from past success; expectation of future achievements founded on those already accomplished; force or charm derived from acknowledged character or reputation
Origin: [F., fr. L. praestigum delusion, illusion, praestigae deceptions, jugglers' tricks, prob. fr. prae before + the root of stinguere to extinguish, originally, to prick. See Stick, v.]
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Those who serve others and lack real prestige exercise genuine authority in the Church.
Boko Haram has entered the realm of international jihadism, and by so doing will gain prestige among the vast supporters of Islamic State.
Every place we visited, American prestige is certainly at a low ebb, and there's a great deal of concern about the Russians raising their profile.
No one that ever lived has ever had enough power, prestige, or knowledge to overcome the basic condition of all life - you win some and you lose some.
There is a big difference between Assigned Prestige and Achieved Prestige. Assigned Prestige will usually abuse it's power where Achieved Prestige won't.
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