Definition of majesty noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmædʒəsti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmædʒəsti//
    (pl. majesties)
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  1. 1[uncountable] the impressive and attractive quality that something has the sheer majesty of St Peter’s in Rome the majesty of the music
  2. 2[countable] His/Her Majesty, Your Majesty a title of respect used when speaking about or to a king or queen Their Majesties, the King and Queen of Spain The Prime Minister is here to see you, Your Majesty.
  3. 3[uncountable] royal power
  4. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘greatness of God’): from Old French majeste, from Latin majestas, from a variant of majus, major-, comparative of magnus ‘great’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: majesty