majesty

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noun maj·es·ty \ˈma-jə-stē\

Definition of majesty

plural

majesties

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

Examples of majesty in a Sentence

  1. the majesty of the mountains

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

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Origin and Etymology of majesty

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


First Known Use: 14th century


MAJESTY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of majesty for English Language Learners

  • : a great and impressively beautiful quality


MAJESTY Defined for Kids

majesty

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noun maj·es·ty \ˈma-jə-stē\

Definition of majesty for Students

plural

majesties

  1. 1 —used as a title for a king, queen, emperor, or empress

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being impressive and dignified … the great church rose up in all its majesty … — Avi, Crispin

  3. 3 :  royal dignity or authority The king carried himself with majesty.



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