Majesty

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an alternative capitalization of English majesty, from Middle English maieste, mageste, from Old French majeste, from Latin māiestās, derived from *meǵh₂s (great).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmædʒ.ə.sti/, /ˈmædʒ.ɪ.sti/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmædʒ.ə.sti/
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Pronoun[edit]

Majesty (Majesties)

  1. a term of address for royalty and imperiality
    His/Her/Your Majesty

Usage notes[edit]

A king or queen is usually styled "Your Majesty" or "Your Royal Majesty", although in earlier times other forms were used, such as "Your Grace". An emperor or empress is styled "Your Imperial Majesty".

Occasionally other variations are used. The queen of Great Britain is sometimes called "Her Britannic Majesty"; the King and Queen of Spain "Their Most Catholic Majesties"; the King of Hawai'i "His Oceanic Majesty".

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