noun, plural solemnities.
the state or character of being solemn
; earnestness; gravity; impressiveness: the solemnity of a state funeral.
2. Often, solemnities.
observance, ceremonial proceeding, or special formality: the solemnities of Easter.
Law. a formality that renders an act or document valid.
Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English solempnete Related forms
< Old French
< Latin sollemnitās,
equivalent to sollemnis solemn
+ -itās- -ity