standing or estimation in the eyes of people; weight or credit in general opinion
Prestige is the quality of persons and things that are highly esteemed by a culture or society.
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- Prestige stands between the masses and a revolt against their class enemy. The aura of magic, glamour, luster and splendid permanence covers the fascists like a protective layer of fat. The slimy scales of majesty shield and conceal the dilapidation of the old bourgeois reign of terror.