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magnificence

magnificence

noun mag·nif·i·cence \mag-ˈni-fə-sən(t)s, məg-\

Definition of MAGNIFICENCE

1
:  the quality or state of being magnificent
2
:  splendor of surroundings

Examples of MAGNIFICENCE

  1. <the magnificence of the great castle hallway is beyond description>

Origin of MAGNIFICENCE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin magnificentia, from magnificus noble in character, magnificent, from magnus great + -ficus -fic — more at much
First Known Use: 14th century

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