noun, plural majesties.
regal, lofty, or stately dignity; imposing character; grandeur: majesty of bearing; the majesty of Chartres.
supreme greatness or authority; sovereignty: All paid tribute to the majesty of Rome.
(usually initial capital letter) a title used when speaking of or to a sovereign (usually preceded by his, her, or your ): His Majesty's Navy; will your Majesty hear our petitions?
a royal personage, or royal personages collectively: The royal wedding was attended by the majesties of Europe.
Christ in Majesty, a representation of Christ as ruler of the universe.

1250–1300; Middle English majeste < Middle French < Latin majestāt- (stem of majestās) dignity, grandeur, equivalent to majes- (akin to majus < *mag-yos, neuter comparative of magnus large; cf. major) + -tāt- -ty2

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majesty (ˈmædʒɪstɪ)
1.  great dignity of bearing; loftiness; grandeur
2.  supreme power or authority
3.  an archaic word for royalty
[C13: from Old French, from Latin mājestās; related to Latin major, comparative of magnus great]

Majesty (ˈmædʒɪstɪ)
n , pl -ties
(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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Word Origin & History

c.1300, "greatness, glory," from O.Fr. majeste "grandeur, nobility," from L. majestatem (nom. majestas) "greatness, dignity, honor, excellence," from stem of major (neut. majus), comp. of magnus "great." Earliest Eng. sense is of God, reference to kings and queens (late 14c.) is from Romance languages
and descends from the Roman Empire.
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