noun, plural dig·ni·ties.
- person of high rank or title.
- such persons collectively.
- diglycolic acid,
Origin of dignity
Examples from the Web for dignities
To speak evil of dignities, and despise dominion, and bring railing accusations, are the sins of the old licentious heretics.A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4)|Richard Baxter
I would have the present dignities of the Church dignify themselves in a triumph over the Dissenters.Church Reform|Richard Carlile
There are numerous documents and state papers authenticating his acts, his privileges, and his dignities.
The inscriptions and medals show that he was also invested with other dignities.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2|Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
He openly sold the honors and dignities of which he was the source.
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for dignity
early 13c., from Old French dignite "dignity, privilege, honor," from Latin dignitatem (nominative dignitas) "worthiness," from dignus "worth (n.), worthy, proper, fitting" from PIE *dek-no-, from root *dek- "to take, accept" (see decent).