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Definitions for Majesty
ˈmædʒ ə stimajesty
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stateliness, majesty, loftinessnoun
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
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: majestas, Latin.
The voice of the Lord is full of majesty. Psal. xxix. 4.
The Lord reigneth; he is clothed with majesty. Psal. xciii.
Thick clouds and dark, doth heav’n’s all-ruling sire
Chuse to reside, his glory unobscur’d,
And with the majesty of darkness round
Covers his throne. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. ii.
Great, without pride, in sober majesty. Alexander Pope.
Thine, O Lord, is the power and majesty. 1 Chron. xxix.
To the only wise God be glory and majesty. Jude v. 25.
He gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father majesty. Dan. v. 18.
The first in loftiness of thought surpass’d,
The next in majesty. Dryden.
Most royal majesty,
I crave no more than what your highness offer’d,
Nor will you tender less. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
I have a garden opens to the sea,
From whence I can your majesty convey
To some nigh friend. Edmund Waller.
He, who had been always believed a creature of the queen, visited her majesty but once in six weeks. Edward Hyde.
I walk in awful state above
The majesty of heaven. Dryden.
Majesty (abbreviated HM for His Majesty or Her Majesty, oral address Your Majesty; from the Latin maiestas, meaning "greatness") is used as a manner of address by many monarchs, usually kings or queens. Where used, the style outranks the style of (Imperial/Royal) Highness, but is inferior to the style of Imperial Majesty. It has cognates in many other languages, especially of Europe.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A title applied to sovereigns; as, Her Britannic Majesty.
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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
Examples of Majesty in a Sentence
'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.'
Her Majesty Queen Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. The Queen defined an era, in a world of constant change, The Queen was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without The Queen. An enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II united people across the Commonwealth. The seven decades of Queen Elizabeth II history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human advancement and the forward march of human dignity. QUEEN ELIZABETH II, LONGEST-REIGNING BRITISH MONARCH, DEAD AT 96 Queen Elizabeth II stands with U.S. President President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden in the Grand Corridor during First Lady Jill Biden visit at Windsor Castle, in Windsor Castle, Britain, June 13, 2021. ( Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS).
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.
The queen, her majesty, had no discretion over this. There is no precedent for the queen refusing a request by her prime minister under these circumstances.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.As agreed in this new arrangement, they understand that they are required to step back from Royal duties, including official military appointments.They will no longer receive public funds for Royal duties.
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- majestatCatalan, Valencian
- ard-ooashlid, ard-ooasleyManx
- storslagenhet, storslåtthetNorwegian
- măreție, maiestateRomanian
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