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Encyclopedia > Very Important Person (person)

A Very Important Person, or VIP (pronouced vee-eye-pee) is a person who is accorded special privileges due to his or her status or importance.

Examples include celebrities, heads of state, high rollers, politicians, high-level corporate officers, wealthy individuals, or any other person who receives special treatment for some reason. In some cases, such as tickets to events, VIP may be used in a similar way to premium, and can be purchased by anyone. The term was first coined by the Royal Air Force in the second half of the 1940s. For the 1998 movie, see Celebrity (1998 movie). ... 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... A high roller, also referred to as a whale in the casino industry, is an gambler who wagers large amounts of money. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics to the extent of holding or running for public office. ... A corporate officer or corporate executive is a manager or other similarly high-ranking officer in a corporation. ... Wealth usually refers to money and property. ... Ticket (unseperated) of the Kurkino in Berchtesgaden CeBIT Home 1998 student day ticket with barcode A Parisians transport ticket Ticket can mean one of several things: // Permission A ticket is a voucher to indicate that one has paid for admission to a theatre, movie theater, amusement park, zoo, museum... The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ...

VVIP (meaning Very Very Important Person) may indicate a level of status above VIP.

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