Meaning of solemnity


Pronunciation: (su-lem'ni-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. the state or character of being solemn; earnestness; gravity; impressiveness: the solemnity of a state funeral.
  2. Often,a solemn observance, ceremonial proceeding, or special formality: the solemnities of Easter.
  3. a formality that renders an act or document valid.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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