majesty

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
maj•es•ty /ˈmædʒəsti/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -ties. 
  1. high and noble dignity;
    grandeur:[uncountable]the majesty of the plains sweeping into the distance.
  2. Government a title of a king, queen, or sovereign:[countable;  usually Majesty;often: Your/His/Her + ~]Her Majesty, the Queen.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
maj•es•ty  (majə stē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties. 
  1. regal, lofty, or stately dignity;
    imposing character;
    grandeur:majesty of bearing; the majesty of Chartres.
  2. supreme greatness or authority;
    sovereignty:All paid tribute to the majesty of Rome.
  3. 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?
  4. Governmenta royal personage, or royal personages collectively:The royal wedding was attended by the majesties of Europe.
  5. 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


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

majesty /ˈmædʒɪstɪ/ n
  1. great dignity of bearing; loftiness; grandeur
  2. supreme power or authority
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French, from Latin mājestās; related to Latin major, comparative of magnus great



Majesty /ˈmædʒɪstɪ/ n ( pl -ties)
  1. (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



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