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adjective august, capacious, compendious, comprehensive, dignified, distinguished, elegant, elevated, eminent, exalted, excellent, famous, first-rate, glorious, good, grandiose, great, illustrious, imperial, important, leading, lofty, magnificent, majestic, mighty, noble, palatial, paramount, pompous, preeminent, princely, prodigious, prominent, proud, renowned, splendid, stately, stellar, sublime, superb, superior, supreme, very magisterial, wide-reaching
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GRAND. An epithet frequently used to denote that the thing. to which it is joined is of more importance and dignity, than other things of the same name; as, grand assize, a writ in a real action to determine the right of property in land; grand cape, a writ used in England, on a plea of land, when the tenant makes default in appearance at the day given for the king to take the land into his hands; grand days, among the English lawyers, are those days in term which are solemnly kept in the inns of court and chancery, namely, Candlemas day, in Hilary term; Ascension day, in Easter term; and All Saint's day, in Michaelmas term; which days are dies non juridici. Grand distress is the name of a writ so called because of its extent, namely, to all. the goods and chattels of the party distrained within the county; this writ is believed to be peculiar to England. Grand Jury. (q. v.) Grand serjeantry, the name of an ancient English military tenure.

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HUGH DALLAS, the grand old man of Scottish refereeing at just 44 years old, is ready to hang up his whistle.
Aberdeenshire convener Raymond Bisset said: "His record of 58 years' continuous service is an achievement which makes him the Grand Old Man of Scottish local government.
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THE Grand Old Man of Tyneside boxing has been rightly honoured.
Now a grand old man of radio, Tom Robinson will release Only The Now, his first album for 20 years, in October during a tour that will take in Leamington's Assembly on Saturday, October 31.
With 10 World Cups and 10 Olympic Games under his belt, Bill was without doubt the grand old man of Irish sports broadcasting.
Pathetic stuff, especially from Paddy Ashdown, the party's Grand Old Man, who seemed resolutely intent on denying that anything really serious had happened.
The Grand Old Man of Cypriot politics already smiling, gave a hearty laugh, along with the rest of his entourage.
NOW that Olav Olsen has gone, Otto Stronstad is the Grand Old Man of the Norwegian community on Merseyside and possibly the oldest Norwegian survivor of the Battle of the Atlantic in Britain.
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