highness

[ hahy-nis ]
/ ˈhaɪ nɪs /

noun

the quality or state of being high; loftiness.
(initial capital letter) a title of honor given to members of a royal family (usually preceded by His, Her, Your, etc.).

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Origin of highness

before 900; Middle English heyenes, Old English hēanes. See high, -ness
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British Dictionary definitions for highness (1 of 2)

highness
/ (ˈhaɪnɪs) /

noun

the condition of being high or lofty

British Dictionary definitions for highness (2 of 2)

Highness
/ (ˈhaɪnɪs) /

noun

(preceded by Your, His, or Her) a title used to address or refer to a royal person
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