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Meaning of MAJESTY

Pronunciation:  'majistee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  impressiveness in scale or proportion

MAJESTY is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: loftiness, stateliness
 See Also: grandness, impressiveness, magnificence



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Maj"es*ty\, n.; pl. {Majesties}. [OE. magestee, F.
majest['e], L. majestas, fr. an old compar. of magnus great.
See {Major}, {Master}.]
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.

      The Lord reigneth; he is clothed with majesty. --Ps.
                                               xciii. 1.

      No sovereign has ever represented the majesty of great
      state with more dignity and grace.       --Macaulay.

2. 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.

         In all the public writs which he [Emperor Charles
         V.] now issued as King of Spain, he assumed the
         title of Majesty, and required it from his subjects
         as a mark of respect. Before that time all the
         monarchs of Europe were satisfied with the
         appellation of Highness or Grace.     --Robertson.

3. Dignity; elevation of manner or style. --Dryden.

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