- regal, lofty, or stately dignity; imposing character; grandeur: majesty of bearing; the majesty of Chartres.
- supreme greatness or authority; sovereignty: All paid tribute to the majesty of Rome.
- (usually initial capital letter) a title used when speaking of or to a sovereign (usually preceded by his, her, or your): His Majesty's Navy; Will your Majesty hear our petitions?
- a royal personage, or royal personages collectively: The royal wedding was attended by the majesties of Europe.
- Christ in Majesty, a representation of Christ as ruler of the universe.
Origin of majesty
Examples from the Web for majesties
Historical Examples of majesties
Their Majesties would notice also that it was in favour of the Marchioness of Morella.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
Their Majesties will arrive at Artenberg at seven o'clock, and will partake of dinner.
"Their Majesties' carriage will be drawn by four gray horses," said Bederhof.
It was answered, more then he could bear, his majesties displeasure.Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'
Their Majesties had accepted an invitation to dine at Guildhall on the 9th of November.Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
George Otto Trevelyan
- great dignity of bearing; loftiness; grandeur
- supreme power or authority
- an archaic word for royalty
Word Origin for majesty
- (preceded by Your, His, Her, or Their) a title used to address or refer to a sovereign or the wife or widow of a sovereign
c.1300, "greatness, glory," from Old French majeste "grandeur, nobility" (12c.), from Latin maiestatem (nominative maiestas) "greatness, dignity, elevation, honor, excellence," from stem of maior (neuter maius), comparative of magnus "great" (see magnate). Earliest English us is with reference to God; as a title, in reference to kings and queens (late 14c.), it is from Romance languages and descends from the Roman Empire.