Dignity is defined as the personal quality of being worthy of honor.(noun)
An example of dignity is the respect paid to an elder member in the family.
See dignity in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. dignities
Origin: ME & OFr dignite < L dignitas, worth, merit < dignus, worthy < IE base *dek-, to receive, be fitting > décor, docile
See dignity in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. dig·ni·ties
Origin: Middle English dignite
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin dignitās
Origin: , from dignus, worthy; see dek- in Indo-European roots.
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