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highness

[hahy-nis] /ˈhaɪ nɪs/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being high; loftiness.
2.
(initial capital letter) a title of honor given to members of a royal family (usually preceded by His, Her, Your, etc.).
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English heyenes, Old English hēanes. See high, -ness
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Examples for highness
  • Accordingly they both embarked, after paying their obeisance to his miserable highness.
British Dictionary definitions for highness

highness

/ˈhaɪnɪs/
noun
1.
the condition of being high or lofty

Highness

/ˈhaɪnɪs/
noun
1.
preceded by Your, His, or Her. a title used to address or refer to a royal person
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