- Sovereign power, dignity, or grandeur.
- Supreme authority or power.
- A royal personage.
- Used with <em>His, Her,</em> or <em>Your</em> as a title and form of address for a sovereign.
- Magnificence or splendor.
- The greatness or grandeur of exalted rank or character, or of manner; imposing loftiness; stateliness; in general, the character of inspiring awe or reverence.
- Royal state; royalty.
- A title of address or dignity (commonly written with a capital) used in speaking to or of a ruling sovereign or his (or more rarely her) wedded consort: as, your <em>Majesty</em> or <em>Majesties</em>; their <em>majesties</em> the king and queen. By papal grant, the sovereigns of Spain bear the title of <em>Catholic Majesty</em>; those of Portugal, of <em>Most Faithful Majesty</em>; and the former kings of France had that of <em>Most Christian Majesty.</em>
- [<em>capitalized</em>] In <em>medieval art</em>, etc., a symbolic representation of the first person of the Trinity, seated on a throne.
- In medieval English usage, the canopy of a hearse: so called because generally adorned with the symbolic figure of God the Father, called the <em>Majesty.</em> See <internalXref urlencoded="hearse">hearse</internalXref>.
- In <em>heraldry</em>, a representation of an eagle as crowned with a regal crown and holding a scepter.
- 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.
- Hence, used with the possessive pronoun, the title of an emperor, king or queen; -- in this sense taking a plural.
- Dignity; elevation of manner or style.
- The quality of being impressive and great
- impressiveness in scale or proportion