solemnity

[suh-lem-ni-tee]
noun, plural solemnities.
1.
the state or character of being solemn; earnestness; gravity; impressiveness: the solemnity of a state funeral.
2.
Often, solemnities. a solemn observance, ceremonial proceeding, or special formality: the solemnities of Easter.
3.
Law. a formality that renders an act or document valid.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English solempnete < Old French < Latin sollemnitās, equivalent to sollemnis solemn + -itās- -ity

oversolemnity, noun
semisolemnity, noun
supersolemnity, noun
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solemnity (səˈlɛmnɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the state or quality of being solemn
2.  (often plural) solemn ceremony, observance, celebration, etc
3.  law a formality necessary to validate a deed, act, contract, etc

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Example sentences
The presentation filters out intimations of hierarchy or solemnity in the
  objects.
Steichen is at his but when he is trying to express the restfulness and
  solemnity of night or evening.
It was an occasion for solemnity but no longer a wrenching heartbreak.
So when violence does occur, it's solidly earthbound and staged with
  magnificent solemnity.
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