Definition for IL-LUS'TRI-OUS

IL-LUS'TRI-OUS, a. [Fr. illustre; L. illustris.]

  1. Conspicuous; distinguished by the reputation of greatness; renowned; eminent; as, an illustrious general or magistrate; an illustrious prince.
  2. Conspicuous; renowned; conferring honor; as, illustrious actions.
  3. Glorious; as, an illustrious display of the divine perfection.
  4. A title of honor.

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