Definitions for majestyˈmædʒ ə sti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

maj•es•tyˈmædʒ ə sti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. regal, lofty, or stately dignity; imposing character; grandeur.

  2. supreme greatness or authority; sovereignty.

  3. (usu. cap.) a title of a sovereign (usu. prec. by his, her, or your).

    Category: Government

  4. a royal personage, or royal personages collectively.

    Category: Government

Origin of majesty:

1250–1300; < MF < L majestās=majes- (akin to majus, neut. comp. of magnus large; cf. major ) +-tās -ty2 meg-

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stateliness, majesty, loftiness(noun)

    impressiveness in scale or proportion


  1. majesty(Noun)

    The quality of being impressive and great

    the majesty of the Great Pyramids

  2. Majesty(Pronoun)

    a term of address for royalty and imperiality

    His/Her/Your Majesty

Webster Dictionary

  1. Majesty(noun)

    the dignity and authority of sovereign power; quality or state which inspires awe or reverence; grandeur; exalted dignity, whether proceeding from rank, character, or bearing; imposing loftiness; stateliness; -- usually applied to the rank and dignity of sovereigns

  2. Majesty(noun)

    hence, used with the possessive pronoun, the title of an emperor, king or queen; -- in this sense taking a plural; as, their majesties attended the concert

  3. Majesty(noun)

    dignity; elevation of manner or style


  1. Majesty

    Majesty is an English word derived ultimately from the Latin maiestas, meaning greatness. The title ranks above Royal Highness.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'majesty' in Nouns Frequency: #2837

Translations for majesty

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


greatness; impressive dignity

the majesty of God.

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