supersolemnity

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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