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 for majesty
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Majesty \Maj"es*ty\, n.; pl. Majesties. [OE. magestee, F.
     majest['e], 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.
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           The Lord reigneth; he is clothed with majesty. --Ps.
                                                    xciii. 1.
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           No sovereign has ever represented the majesty of a
           great state with more dignity and grace. --Macaulay.
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     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.
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              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.
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     3. Dignity; elevation of manner or style. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apostolic \Ap`os*tol"ic\, Apostolical \Ap`os*tol"ic*al\, a. [L.
     apostolicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. apostolique.]
     1. Pertaining to an apostle, or to the apostles, their times,
        or their peculiar spirit; as, an apostolical mission; the
        apostolic age.
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     2. According to the doctrines of the apostles; delivered or
        taught by the apostles; as, apostolic faith or practice.
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     3. Of or pertaining to the pope or the papacy; papal.
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     Apostolical brief. See under Brief.
  
     Apostolic canons, a collection of rules and precepts
        relating to the duty of Christians, and particularly to
        the ceremonies and discipline of the church in the second
        and third centuries.
  
     Apostolic church, the Christian church; -- so called on
        account of its apostolic foundation, doctrine, and order.
        The churches of Rome, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem
        were called apostolic churches.
  
     Apostolic constitutions, directions of a nature similar to
        the apostolic canons, and perhaps compiled by the same
        authors or author.
  
     Apostolic fathers, early Christian writers, who were born
        in the first century, and thus touched on the age of the
        apostles. They were Polycarp, Clement, Ignatius, and
        Hermas; to these Barnabas has sometimes been added.
  
     Apostolic king (or majesty), a title granted by the pope
        to the kings of Hungary on account of the extensive
        propagation of Christianity by St. Stephen, the founder of
        the royal line. It is now a title of the emperor of
        Austria in right of the throne of Hungary.
  
     Apostolic see, a see founded and governed by an apostle;
        specifically, the Church of Rome; -- so called because, in
        the Roman Catholic belief, the pope is the successor of
        St. Peter, the prince of the apostles, and the only
        apostle who has successors in the apostolic office.
  
     Apostolical succession, the regular and uninterrupted
        transmission of ministerial authority by a succession of
        bishops from the apostles to any subsequent period.
        --Hook.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  majesty
      n 1: impressiveness in scale or proportion [syn: stateliness,
           majesty, loftiness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  120 Moby Thesaurus words for "majesty":
     Babylonian splendor, anointed king, augustness, brilliance,
     caliphate, chief, chieftain, consequence, courtliness,
     crowned head, czardom, dignifiedness, dignity, distinction, dynast,
     elaborateness, elegance, elevation, eminence, emperor, emperorship,
     empery, empire, eternity, fame, glory, gorgeousness, grand duke,
     grandeur, grandiosity, grandness, gravity, heroism, high chief,
     holiness, immutability, imperator, imperialism, imposingness,
     impressiveness, infinite goodness, infinite justice, infinite love,
     infinite mercy, infinite power, infinite wisdom, infinity,
     kaiserdom, kaisership, king, king-emperor, kinghood, kinglet,
     kingliness, kingship, lavishness, light, loftiness, lord paramount,
     lordliness, luxuriousness, luxury, magnanimity, magnificence,
     monarch, nobility, notability, omnipotence, omnipotency,
     omnipresence, omniscience, omnisciency, overlord, paramount,
     petty king, plushness, poshness, potentate, pride of bearing,
     pride of place, prince, prince consort, princeliness, prominence,
     proud bearing, proudness, queenhood, queenship, rajaship, regality,
     regnancy, renown, resplendence, ritziness, royal, royal personage,
     royalty, ruler, sedateness, sobriety, solemnity, sovereign,
     sovereignty, splendidness, splendiferousness, splendor, state,
     stateliness, sublimity, sultanate, sultanship, sumptuousness,
     suzerain, tetrarch, the crown, the throne, ubiquity, unity,
     venerability, worthiness
  
  

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "Majesty":
     Eminence, Grace, Her Excellency, Her Highness, Her Ladyship,
     Her Majesty, Highness, His Lordship, His Majesty, Honor,
     Imperial Highness, Imperial Majesty, Lady, Ladyship, Lord,
     Lordship, My Lady, My Lord, Reverence, Royal Highness,
     Royal Majesty, Serene Highness, Worship, Your Lordship, milady,
     milord
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MAJESTY. Properly speaking, this term can be applied only to God, for it 
  signifies that which surpasses all things in grandeur and superiority. But 
  it is used to kings and emperors, as a title of honor. It sometimes means 
  power, as when we say, the majesty of the people. See, Wolff, Sec. 998. 
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  MAJESTY, n.  The state and title of a king.  Regarded with a just
  contempt by the Most Eminent Grand Masters, Grand Chancellors, Great
  Incohonees and Imperial Potentates of the ancient and honorable orders
  of republican America.
  

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