Definitions for distinguished
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word distinguished.
(used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
"our distinguished professor"
distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterialadjective
used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person
"his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty"
celebrated, well-known or eminent because of past achievements; prestigious
The lecture was attended by many distinguished mathematicians.
Having a dignified appearance or demeanor
Her father was a distinguished gentleman, albeit a poor one.
Let X be a topological space with a distinguished point p.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Eminent; transcendent; extraordinary.
Etymology: from distinguish.
For sins committed, with many aggravations of guilt, the furnace of wrath will be seven times hotter, and burn with a distinguished fury. John Rogers, Serm. 3.
Never on man did heav’nly favour shine
With rays so strong, distinguish’d, and divine. Alexander Pope, Odyss.
In law, to distinguish a case means a court decides the holding or legal reasoning of a precedent case will not apply due to materially different facts between the two cases. Two formal constraints constrain the later court: the expressed relevant factors (also known as considerations, tests, questions or determinants) in the ratio (legal reasoning) of the earlier case must be recited or their equivalent recited or the earlier case makes an exception for their application in the circumstances otherwise it envisages, and the ruling in the later case must not expressly doubt (criticise) the result reached in the precedent case.The ruling made by the judge or panel of judges must be based on the evidence at hand and the standard binding authorities covering the subject-matter and areas of law cited in or plainly relevant to the dispute (they must be followed). This means that a precedent will be dealt to (in English and Scottish law known instead as applied to) a case with similar facts, in which a decision can then be distinguished based upon this, or it may be cited with approval but found to be inapplicable on bases reconcilable with the earlier decision's reasoning.
Distinguished generally refers to someone or something noted for significant achievement, admirable characteristics, high standing, or excellent qualities. This noteworthy status often comes from a high level of accomplishment or a significant contribution to a particular field, typically marked by exceptional talent, skill, intelligence, or excellence. In a broader sense, it can also mean being distinctive, separate, or different from others in a noticeable or remarkable way.
separated from others by distinct difference; having, or indicating, superiority; eminent or known; illustrious; -- applied to persons and deeds
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Rank popularity for the word 'distinguished' in Adjectives Frequency: #828
The numerical value of distinguished in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of distinguished in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
I would not like to be distinguished as a Kenyan from a different region of the world, i am born here and a third generation Asian Kenyan. I proudly say that I am a Kenyan.
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
But, over a distinguished two-decade career, this workhorse of the Senate would prove he was anything but.
With Tidjane Thiam, a strong and distinguished leader with an impressive track record in the global financial services industry will take the helm of our bank.
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- distingitCatalan, Valencian
- kunnianarvoisa, arvostettu, tunnettuFinnish
- cliùiteachScottish Gaelic
- distinto, emeritoItalian
- eminent, voortreffelijk, voornaamDutch
- видный, заданный, именитый, выдающийсяRussian
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