- 1A Spanish or Portuguese nobleman of the highest rank.More example sentences
- The atmospheric spot is decorated like a Spanish grandee's mansion.
- With only 30 bedrooms, each stylishly decorated and furnished, this aristocratic hideaway is the perfect retreat for those who hanker after the Spanish grandee lifestyle.
- No sixteenth century Spanish grandee could speak in such terms and Schiller was well aware of the fact.
- 1.1A person of high rank or eminence: several City grandees and eminent lawyersMore example sentences
- Its members will likely include chairmen of big companies and other business grandees.
- When combined with the conspicuous deployment of troops and liberal dispensation of patronage to the other princes and Court grandees it was enough to ensure victory.
- Resplendent as a political grandee, he was representative of a high point of aristocratic parliamentarianism before later developments undermined it.
late 16th century: from Spanish and Portuguese grande 'grand', used as a noun. The change of ending was due to association with -ee.
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