Maj·es·ty n.; pl. Majesties The dignity and authority of sovereign power; quality or state which inspires awe or reverence; grandeur; exalted dignity, whether proceeding from rank, character, or bearing; imposing loftiness; stateliness; -- usually applied to the rank and dignity of sovereigns.
The Lord reigneth; he is clothed with majesty. --Ps. xciii. 1.
No sovereign has ever represented the majesty of a great state with more dignity and grace. --Macaulay.
2. Hence, used with the possessive pronoun, the title of an emperor, king or queen; -- in this sense taking a plural; as, their majesties attended the concert.
In all the public writs which he [Emperor Charles V.] now issued as King of Spain, he assumed the title of Majesty, and required it from his subjects as a mark of respect. Before that time all the monarchs of Europe were satisfied with the appellation of Highness or Grace. --Robertson.
3. Dignity; elevation of manner or style.
n : impressiveness in scale or proportion [syn: stateliness, loftiness]