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par excellence

French, from Latin per excellentiam "by the way of excellence." French par "by, through, by way of, by means of" is from Latin per (see per). For second element, see excellence.

updated on January 05, 2020

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Definitions of par excellence from WordNet

par excellence (adv.)
to a degree of excellence;
he is the honest politician par excellence
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