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Meaning of par excellence

par ex•cel•lence

Pronunciation: (pär ek"su-läns', ek'su-lans" Fr. pa-rek-se-läns'), [key]
  1. being an example of excellence; superior; preeminent: a chef par excellence.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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