What does the word personage mean?

Usage examples for personage

  1. " I am very glad indeed," said the royal personage, " to see Mr. Brandon looking so much better. – Paul Clifford, Volume 3. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. This boy was quite a noted personage, although he was then only about ten or eleven years of age. – Indian Boyhood by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  3. But Giovanni knew well enough that Del Ferice was the most influential personage in the bank in question, and the mere suggestion of his name lent to the whole affair a suspicious quality which disturbed Orsino's father. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford