noun maj·es·ty \ˈma-jə-stē\

: a great and impressively beautiful quality

plural maj·es·ties

Full Definition of MAJESTY

:  sovereign power, authority, or dignity
—used in addressing or referring to reigning sovereigns and their consorts <Your Majesty> <Her Majesty's Government>
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

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism


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