- great dignity of bearing; loftiness; grandeur
- supreme power or authority
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- high and noble dignity;
grandeur:[uncountable]the majesty of the plains sweeping into the distance.
- Government a title of a king, queen, or sovereign:[countable; usually Majesty;often: Your/His/Her + ~]Her Majesty, the Queen.
- regal, lofty, or stately dignity;
grandeur:majesty of bearing; the majesty of Chartres.
- supreme greatness or authority;
sovereignty:All paid tribute to the majesty of Rome.
- Government(usually cap.) a title used when speaking of or to a sovereign (usually prec. by his, her, or your):His Majesty's Navy; Will your Majesty hear our petitions?
- Governmenta royal personage, or royal personages collectively:The royal wedding was attended by the majesties of Europe.
- ReligionChrist in Majesty, a representation of Christ as ruler of the universe.
- *mag-yos, neuter comparative of magnus large; compare major) + -tāt- -ty2
- Latin majestāt- (stem of majestās) dignity, grandeur, equivalent. to majes- (akin to majus
- Middle French
- Middle English majeste 1250–1300
- (preceded by Your, His, Her, or Their) a title used to address or refer to a sovereign or the wife or widow of a sovereign