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English definition of “stately”

stately

adjective uk   /ˈsteɪt.li/ formal us  
formal, slow, and having a style and appearance that causes admiration: The procession moved through the mountain village at a stately pace. He always walked with a stately bearing.
stateliness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of stately from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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