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"majesty" in British English

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majestynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈmædʒ.ə.sti/

Majestynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmædʒ.ə.sti/
the ​title used to ​speak to or about a ​king or ​queen: I was ​invited to ​tea with Her Majesty the Queen. their Majesties, the King and Queen of Spain [as form of address] The ​performancebegins at eight o'clock, (Your) Majesty.
at Her/His Majesty's pleasure UK used to ​describe a ​prison sentence (= ​time in ​prison) that does not have a ​fixedlength: She was ​sentenced to be ​detained at Her Majesty's ​pleasure. informal used to ​mean "in ​prison": He has had several ​spells at Her Majesty's ​pleasure.
(Definition of majesty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"majesty" in American English

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majestynoun [U]

 us   /ˈmædʒ·ə·sti/
the ​quality of being ​majestic: A ​whalepassed by in all ​its majesty.

Majestynoun [C]

 us   /ˈmædʒ·ə·sti/
His/Her/Your Majesty used when you are ​speaking to or about a ​king or ​queen, or a ​ruler with a ​similartitle: Her Majesty, the Empress of Japan
(Definition of majesty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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