an important or influential (and often overbearing) person
- Males also groomed females of high rank considerably longer than they did low-status females with nary a diamond to their page.
- The high rankers among them wear garishly decorated back banners and the richest openly flaunt their wealth by wearing necklaces of teeth.
- It's high time you were able to get yourself up, my boy!
- Heyward was proud of his social status and friendships in high places.