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Adjective: laureate  lor-ee-ut or ló-ree-ut
  1. Worthy of the greatest honour or distinction
    "The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag"
Noun: laureate  lor-ee-ut or ló-ree-ut
  1. Someone honoured for great achievements; figuratively someone crowned with a laurel wreath

Derived forms: laureates

See also: honorable [US], honourable [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: honoree [US], honouree [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Laureate