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highness

[ hahy-nis ]
/ ˈhaɪ nɪs /
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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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