[em-uh-nuh ns] /ˈɛm ə nəns/
high station, rank, or repute:
philosophers of eminence.
a high place or part; a hill or elevation; height.
(initial capital letter) Roman Catholic Church. a title of honor, applied to cardinals (usually preceded by His or Your).
Anatomy. an elevation or projection, especially on a bone.
a position of superiority, distinction, high rank, or fame
a high or raised piece of ground
(anatomy) a projection of an organ or part
noun (pl) -nences, -nencies
preceded by Your or His. a title used to address or refer to a cardinal
c.1400, “projection, protuberance;” early 15c., “high or exalted position,” from Old French eminence or directly from Latin eminentia “prominence, eminence,” from eminentem (nominative eminens) “excellent, prominent” (see eminent).
As a title of honor (now only of cardinals) it is attested from 1650s. The original Éminence grise (French, literally “gray eminence”) was François Leclerc du Trembley (1577-1638), confidential agent of Richelieu.
eminence em·i·nence (ěm’ə-nəns)
The projecting prominent part of an organ, especially a bone.
[French ey-mee-nahns greez] /French eɪ mi nɑ̃s ˈgriz/ noun, plural éminences grises [French ey-mee-nahns greez] /French eɪ mi nɑ̃s ˈgriz/ (Show IPA) 1. . /eminɑ̃s ɡriz/ noun (pl) éminences grises (eminɑ̃s ɡriz) 1. a person who wields power and influence unofficially or behind the scenes éminence grise [(ay-meh-nahns greez)] A person who wields power behind […]
[em-uh-nuh n-see] /ˈɛm ə nən si/ noun, plural eminencies. 1. .
[em-uh-nuh nt] /ˈɛm ə nənt/ adjective 1. high in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished: eminent statesmen. 2. conspicuous, signal, or noteworthy: eminent fairness. 3. lofty; high: eminent peaks. 4. prominent; projecting; protruding: an eminent nose. /ˈɛmɪnənt/ adjective 1. above others in rank, merit, or reputation; distinguished: an eminent scientist 2. (prenominal) noteworthy, conspicuous, or […]
noun, Law. 1. the power of the state to take private property for public use with payment of compensation to the owner. noun 1. (law) the right of a state to confiscate private property for public use, payment usually being made to the owners in compensation The right of a government to take private property […]