Very important person

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The "VIP Hall" (formerly, Royal Family Hall) at the main train station in Nizhny Novgorod

A very important person (VIP) is a person who is accorded special privileges due to their status or importance.[1]

Examples include celebrities, heads of state or heads of government, other politicians, major employers, high rollers, high-level corporate officers, wealthy individuals, or any other socially notable person who receives special treatment for any reason. The special treatment usually involves separation from common people, and a higher level of comfort or service.

In some cases, such as with tickets, VIP may be used as a title in a similar way to premium.[citation needed] These "VIP tickets" can be purchased by anyone, but still meaning separation from other customers, own security checks etc.

The term VVIP or Very Very Important Person is also used,[2] especially with reference to VIPs with very high spending power.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Very Important Person". The Trustees of Princeton University. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  2. ^ Free Dictionary definition, accessed 15 June 2016
  3. ^ Meet the VVIP (Very Very Important People), Wall Street Journal 23 December 2010, accessed 15 June 2016