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His / Her Excellency is an honorific title given to certain high-ranking political officials.

When written, the title is place before someone's name and title, for example "His Excellency, President Chirac."

In spoken address a holder of this title is usually referred to as Your Excellency or simply Excellency.

In most nations, the title is granted to:

Notable Exceptions:

See also: Style - Manner of Address