Definitions for majestyˈmædʒ ə sti
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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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'majesty' in Nouns Frequency: #2837
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Only cowards insult dying majesty.
Virtue alone has majesty in death.
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.
We should all have the freedom to die with majesty in an unworthy life which was subjected to sin and vanity.
'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.'
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- majestatCatalan, Valencian
- ard-ooashlid, ard-ooasleyManx
- storslåtthet, storslagenhetNorwegian
- măreție, maiestateRomanian
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