(Maj`es*tat"ic Maj`es*tat"*al) a. Majestic. [Obs.] E. Pocock. Dr. J. Scott.
(Ma*jes"tic) a. [From Majesty.] Possessing or exhibiting majesty; of august dignity, stateliness,
or imposing grandeur; lofty; noble; grand. "The majestic world." Shak. "Tethys' grave majestic pace."
The least portions must be of the epic kind; all must be grave, majestic, and sublime.Dryden.
Syn. August; splendid; grand; sublime; magnificent; imperial; regal; pompous; stately; lofty; dignified; elevated.
(Ma*jes"tic*al) a. Majestic. Cowley.
An older architecture, greater, cunninger, more majestical.M. Arnold.
Ma*jes"tic*al*ly, adv. Ma*jes"tic*al*ness, n.
(Ma*jes"tic*ness) n. The quality or state of being majestic. Oldenburg.
(Maj"es*ty) n.; pl. Majesties [OE. magestee, F. majesté, L. majestas, fr. an old compar. of
magnus great. See Major, Master.] 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.
The Lord reigneth; he is clothed with majesty.Ps. xciii. 1.
No sovereign has ever represented the majesty of a great state with more dignity and grace.Macaulay.
2. Hence, used with the possessive pronoun, the title of an emperor, king or queen; in this sense
taking a plural; as, their majesties attended the concert.
In all the public writs which he [Emperor Charles V.] now issued as King of Spain, he assumed the title
of Majesty, and required it from his subjects as a mark of respect. Before that time all the monarchs of
Europe were satisfied with the appellation of Highness or Grace.Robertson.
3. Dignity; elevation of manner or style. Dryden.
(Ma*jol"i*ca) n. [It.] A kind of pottery, with opaque glazing and showy decoration, which reached
its greatest perfection in Italy in the 16th century.
The term is said to be derived from Majorca, which was an early seat of this manufacture. Heyse.
(Ma"jor) [L. major, compar. of magnus great: cf. F. majeur. Cf. Master, Mayor, Magnitude,
1. Greater in number, quantity, or extent; as, the major part of the assembly; the major part of the revenue; the
major part of the territory.
2. Of greater dignity; more important. Shak.
3. Of full legal age. [Obs.]