majesty definition

  • noun:
    • The success and self-esteem of a sovereign.
    • The sovereignty and power of Jesus.
    • Supreme authority or energy: the majesty associated with law.
    • A royal personage.
    • Used with their, Her, or Your as a title and type of address for a sovereign.
    • Royal dignity of bearing or aspect; brilliance.
    • Stately splendor; magnificence, by style or character: the Parthenon in all its majesty.
    • The quality of being impressive and great
    • The dignity and authority of sovereign power; quality or state which inspires awe or reverence; brilliance; exalted dignity, whether proceeding from position, personality, or bearing; imposing loftiness; stateliness; -- typically placed on the position and self-esteem of sovereigns.
    • For this reason, combined with the possessive pronoun, the subject of an emperor, king or queen; -- within sense using a plural.
    • Dignity; height of fashion or design.
    • The greatness or grandeur of exalted rank or personality, or of fashion; imposing loftiness; stateliness; in general, the type of inspiring awe or reverence.
    • Royal condition; royalty.
    • A title of address or dignity (commonly written with a capital) used in speaking to or of a ruling sovereign or his (or more rarely her) wedded consort: as, your Majesty or Majesties; their majesties the king and queen. By papal grant, the sovereigns of Spain bear the name of Catholic Majesty; those of Portugal, of many Faithful Majesty; and former leaders of France had that Many Christian Majesty.
    • [capitalized] In medieval art, etc., a symbolic representation associated with the first person for the Trinity, sitting on a throne.
    • In medieval English use, the canopy of a hearse: so-called because generally adorned using symbolic figure of God the Father, called the Majesty. See hearse.
    • In heraldry, a representation of an eagle as crowned with a regal crown and keeping a scepter.
    • impressiveness in scale or proportion

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