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eminence

Pronunciation: /ˈemənəns; ˈemɪnəns/

Translation of eminence in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (fame) prestigio (masculine), renombre (masculine), eminencia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The Edinburgh operation is in a very healthy situation, we are encountering very significant growth, and we can build on our core talents to operate from a position of eminence and strength in these competitive markets.
    • Salieri, who has risen from humble origins to his position of eminence through sheer hard work, is a deeply devout man.
    • While retaining strong connections with his roots, he progressed inexorably from unexceptional beginnings to a position of some eminence in Vienna.
  • 2 countable/numerable
    (Eminence)
    (title of cardinal) Eminencia His Eminence Cardinal Roncalli Su Eminencia el cardenal Roncalli Your Eminence Su or Vuestra Eminencia
  • 3 countable/numerable (hill) [formal] promontorio (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The great railway barons, corrupt legislators, and assorted judicial eminences who made the legal history of American railroads are given only the most scant personal attention.
    • The male cheerleader was something of a campus eminence, regarded as an up-and-coming entrepreneur and future captain of industry.
    • This was the perfect voice to carry pop culture through the mid-60s, till things went tragic and the Beatles turned into eminences cloistered enough to be their own parodies.
    Example sentences
    • Join us for five days of hiking around Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn Peaks, complete with deep valleys, rocky eminences, alpine tundra, and towering mountains.
    • Upriver loomed the rocky eminence of Nephin Mountain.
    • A striking iceberg that I had seen photos of before had two foothill eminences joined at the top by a soaring St. Louis Gateway Arch of ice.

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Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.