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Borrowing from French par excellence (“by excellence”).


Adjective par excellence (not comparable) Being the best of its kind. Being a quintessential example of the kind in question. 2009, Stanley Lombardo, Inferno, page 176: The Roman Senate conferred the honorific title of Augustus (the imperial title par excellence) upon Octavian in 27 BCE.


Adverb par excellence by or in virtue of excellence


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