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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: 'deceiving or magic tricks, prestige', from Latin praestigiae 'magic tricks', from praestringere 'to tie up, cover the eyes of'

prestige

1 noun
     
pres‧tige1 [uncountable]
the respect and admiration that someone or something gets because of their success or important position in society
prestige of
the prestige of having your work shown at a top London gallery
The king wanted to enhance his prestige through war.
This little-known British firm has now gained considerable prestige.
the personal prestige attached to owning a large property

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