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majesty

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noun maj·es·ty \ˈma-jə-stē\

Simple Definition of majesty

  • : a great and impressively beautiful quality

Full Definition of majesty

plural maj·es·ties

  1. 1 :  sovereign power, authority, or dignity

  2. 2 —used in addressing or referring to reigning sovereigns and their consorts <Your Majesty> <Her Majesty's Government>

  3. 3 a :  royal bearing or aspect :  grandeur b :  greatness or splendor of quality or character

Examples of majesty

  1. the majesty of the mountains

  2. <even as a child, the princess possessed a certain majesty that would later serve her well>



Origin of majesty

Middle English maieste, from Anglo-French majesté, from Latin majestat-, majestas; akin to Latin major greater


First Known Use: 14th century



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