- 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 majesty
Contemporary Examples of majesty
Three-dimensional shots attempt to capture the majesty of his triumphs from the artistic world to the scientific.Doctor Who: It’s Time For a Black, Asian, or Woman Doctor
December 11, 2014
Her Majesty is firmly of the view that this is a matter for the people of Scotland.Queen Tells Scots To 'Think Very Carefully' About Independence Vote
September 14, 2014
It is there that you get the fullest sense of majesty and tragedy of this city transformed.The Resilient City: New York After 9/11
September 11, 2014
A glittering spectacle of British pomp and majesty it may be, but the clothes are rather tight, and the room is somewhat airless.
Mark Pritchard, the Conservative MP, told Politicshome: "As ever, Her Majesty was the consummate professional".
Historical Examples of majesty
Philothea's tall figure was a lovely union of majesty and grace.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
I ask you to share with me today the majesty of this moment.
As his majesty is in such a hurry to get them, I promise you to take my longest strides.The Three Golden Apples
"And he is now waiting for admission to your majesty's presence," added they.Tanglewood Tales
He pleaded for the machine—for the safety of the community, for the majesty of the law.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
- 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.