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majesty

[ maj-uh-stee ]
/ ˈmædʒ ə sti /
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noun, plural maj·es·ties.

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.

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Origin of majesty

1250–1300; Middle English majeste<Middle French <Latin majestāt- (stem of majestās) dignity, grandeur, equivalent to majes- (akin to majus<*mag-yos, neuter comparative of magnus large; cf. major) + -tāt--ty2
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British Dictionary definitions for majesty (1 of 2)

majesty
/ (ˈmædʒɪstɪ) /

noun

great dignity of bearing; loftiness; grandeur
supreme power or authority
an archaic word for royalty

Word Origin for majesty

C13: from Old French, from Latin mājestās; related to Latin major, comparative of magnus great

British Dictionary definitions for majesty (2 of 2)

Majesty
/ (ˈmædʒɪstɪ) /

noun plural -ties

(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
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