noun (plural majesties)
- At a universal level both the Sun and Leo are associated with royalty, majesty, stateliness, dignity, and authority.
- His majesty and beauty spoke to me in ways that no priest had ever been able to, and I was breathless from his presence.
- But with their beauty and their majesty they remind us of who and where we are in this world.
- The passing of Her Majesty, the Queen Mother has finally brought the 20th century to an end.
- First Love, owned by Her Majesty the Queen Mother, can add a Royal flavour to proceedings at Sandown tomorrow.
- Her Majesty had ordered Noakes and his wife Vivien to be given unprecedented access to her both at home and at work.
major from Middle English:
Latin major means ‘greater’ from magnus ‘great’ ( see magnify), a sense still found in old-fashioned schools where ‘Smith major’ might be used to label the older of two brothers. The military rank is found from the late 16th century, while the sense ‘serious, excessive’ as in a major foul-up dates only from the 1950s. The mayor (Middle English) of a place, the title majesty (Middle English), and the majority (mid 16th century) all get their names from the same source.
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