Pronunciation: (pre-stēzh', -stēj'), [key]
1. reputation or influence arising from success, achievement, rank, or other favorable attributes.
2. distinction or reputation attaching to a person or thing and thus possessing a cachet for others or for the public: The new discothèque has great prestige with the jet set.
having or showing success, rank, wealth, etc.
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