Majesty
Majesty 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. [1913 Webster]

The Lord reigneth; he is clothed with majesty. --Ps. xciii. 1. [1913 Webster]

No sovereign has ever represented the majesty of a great state with more dignity and grace. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. Dignity; elevation of manner or style. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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