KJV Dictionary Definition: majesty


MAJ'ESTY, n. L. majestas, from the root of magis, major, more, greater.

1. Greatness of appearance; dignity; grandeur; dignity of aspect or manner; the quality or state of a person or thing which inspires awe or reverence in the beholder; applied with peculiar propriety to God and his works.

Jehovah reigneth; he is clothed with majesty. Ps.93.

The voice of Jehovah is full of majesty. Ps.29.

It is applied to the dignity, pomp and splendor of earthly princes.

When he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom--the honor of his excellent majesty many days-- Esth.1.

2. Dignity; elevation of manner.

The first in loftiness of thought surpass'd,

The next in majesty--

3. A title of emperors, kings and queens; as most royal majesty; may it please your majesty. In this sense, it admits of the plural; as, their majesties attended the concert.