stateliness, majesty, loftiness(noun)
impressiveness in scale or proportion
The quality of being impressive and great
the majesty of the Great Pyramids
a term of address for royalty and imperiality
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
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
dignity; elevation of manner or style
Origin: [OE. magestee, F. majest, L. majestas, fr. an old compar. of magnus great. See Major, Master.]
Majesty is an English word derived ultimately from the Latin maiestas, meaning greatness. The title ranks above Royal Highness.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
maj′es-ti, n. greatness: grandeur: dignity: elevation of manner or style: royal state: a title of kings and other sovereigns, esp. with possessive pronouns, as His or Her Majesty, &c.: a symbolic representation of the first person of the Trinity enthroned: the canopy of a hearse: (her.) an eagle crowned and sceptred.—adjs. Majes′tic, -al, having or exhibiting majesty: stately: sublime.—adv. Majes′tically, in a majestic manner.—n. Majes′ticalness, Majes′ticness, majesty. [Fr. majesté—L. majestas—majus, comp. of magnus, great.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'majesty' in Nouns Frequency: #2837
The numerical value of majesty in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of majesty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Only cowards insult dying majesty.
'Where shall I begin, please your Majesty' he asked. 'Begin at the beginning,' the King said, gravely, 'and go on till you come to the end then stop.'
I henceforth shall be referred to as: His Majesty, Grant Strobl. I encourage all U-M students to go onto Wolverine Access, and insert the identity of their dreams.
Her Majesty the Queen will rise in the highest public interest … with facilitating honest disposal and transferring the possession of the Koh-i-Noor diamond which was illegally taken.
I thought it was definitely fitting to point out how absurd this new policy is by choosing ‘His Majesty,’ it’s a recognized honorific and it is definitely absurd for anybody to be called ‘His Majesty’ in America.
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Translations for majesty
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- majestatCatalan, Valencian
- ard-ooashlid, ard-ooasleyManx
- storslåtthet, storslagenhetNorwegian
- măreție, maiestateRomanian
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