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eminent British & World English

(Of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere

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an eminent man of letters

pre-eminent British & World English

Surpassing all others; very distinguished in some way

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the country's pre-eminent environmentalist

eminent domain British & World English

The right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation. In the UK it is used chiefly of international law, whereas in the US it is used of federal and state governments


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