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Encyclopedia > His Excellency

His / Her Excellency is an honorific title given to certain high-ranking political officials. When written, the title is placed before someone's name and title, for example "His Excellency, President Chirac." In spoken address a holder of this title is usually referred to as Your Excellency or simply Excellency.


In many states, the title is granted to:

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President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... A prime minister may be either: the chief or leading member of the cabinet of the top-level government in a country having a parliamentary system of government; or the official, in countries with a semi-presidential system of government, appointed to manage the civil service and execute the directives... Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... For other uses, see Ambassador (disambiguation). ...


American usage

In the United States, the term "Excellency" was specifically denied to the president, with Mr./Madam President or the honorable being his/her only legal titles. In foreign countries, and in UN protocol, the President is usually referred to as His Excellency, however. The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable ( or formerly The Honble) is a title of quality attached to the names of certain classes of persons. ... This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ...


New England Governors have retained the title of excellency, though it is rarely used, following traditional British practice (see below). While the states marked in red show the core of New England, the regions cultural influence may cover a greater or lesser area than shown. ...


Commonwealth usage

The Queen uses the qualitative title "Excellency" in some cases: e. g. "Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty..." The British monarch or Sovereign is the monarch and head of state of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories, and is the source of all executive, judicial and (as the Queen-in-Parliament) legislative power. ...


Otherwise in the Commonwealth the style "Excellency" is generally accorded to the following people only: Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations The Commonwealth of Nations is an association of independent sovereign states, most of which are former colonies once governed by the United Kingdom as part of the British Empire. ...

Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... For other uses, see Ambassador (disambiguation). ... A High Commissioner is a person serving in a special executive capacity. ... The Commonwealth Secretary-General is the head of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the central body which has served the Commonwealth of Nations since its establishment in 1965. ...

Other countries

In most republican nations, the president is formally called "His/Her Excellency" and the initials "HE" are often presented in front of his name in formal documents. Following the American model, the simpler title of "Mr./Madam President" remains the most common title for day-to-day conversation however. In a broad definition a republic is a state or country that is led by people who do not base their political power on any principle beyond the control of the people living in that state or country. ...


If a republic has a prime minister, he or she is often granted the title of "Excellency" as well. If the nation is a constitutional monarchy however, rules vary. Many European monarchies do not specifically give the title to their prime ministers, while most of the monarchies of Asia do. A prime minister may be either: the chief or leading member of the cabinet of the top-level government in a country having a parliamentary system of government; or the official, in countries with a semi-presidential system of government, appointed to manage the civil service and execute the directives... A constitutional monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges a hereditary or elected monarch as head of state. ...


In various international organizations "Excellency" is used as a generic title for all heads of state and heads of government. It is often granted to the organization's head, as well. An international organization (also called intergovernmental organization) is an organization of international scope or character. ... A head of state or chief of state is the chief public representative of a nation-state, federation or commonwealth, whose role generally includes personifying the continuity and legitimacy of the state and exercising the political powers, functions and duties granted to the head of state in the countrys... The head of government is the leader of the government or cabinet. ...


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Excellence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (317 words)
Excellence is the state or quality of excelling.
Excellence is considered to be a value by many organizations, in particular by schools and other institutions of education
Keathley also asserts that the pursuit of excellence "should not be limited by the nature of the task" (i.e.
Arete (excellence) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (495 words)
In its earliest appearance in Greek this notion of excellence was bound up with the notion of the fulfillment of purpose or function; the act of living up to one's full potential.
The moral excellence or arete of a person or thing was then ηθικη, αρετη or virtue.
The excellence of the gods included their power, whereas in the Odyssey (13.42) the gods can grant excellence to a life, which is understood from the context to mean prosperity.
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