Highness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A translation of the Italian altezza

Noun[edit]

Highness (plural Highnesses)

  1. The style of a prince, princess or someone of equivalent rank.
  2. (obsolete) The style of an emperor or king.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (both senses): The style is typically used with a possessive pronoun: Your Highness, Their Highnesses, et al.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (obsolete: style of emperor or king): Majesty (current)

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