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Definition of "majesty" []

  • The greatness and dignity of a sovereign. (noun)
  • The sovereignty and power of God. (noun)
  • Supreme authority or power: the majesty of the law. (noun)
  • A royal personage. (noun)
  • Used with His, Her, or Your as a title and form of address for a sovereign. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "majesty" in a sentence
  • "Accepting their swords in surrender, the receiving officer said: "Your majesty is my prisoner.""
  • "But although Lakeside is at 5000 'there will be nothing to remind you of the San Juans, either in majesty nor the temps."
  • "And this is that properly which in kings we call majesty, and which no doubt is a kind of shadow or portraiture of the divine authority drawn upon the looks and persons of princes, which makes them commanders of men's fears, and thereby capable of governing them in all their concerns."