Solemnity meaning

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Solemn ceremony, ritual, observance, etc.
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(law) The formality needed to validate an act, contract, etc.
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The quality of being deeply serious and sober or solemn.

The solemnity of a funeral.

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An instance or example of solemn behavior; a rite or ceremony performed with reverence.
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(law) A solemn or formal observance; proceeding according to due form; the formality which is necessary to render a thing done valid.
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Solemnity is a serious feeling or tone for a ceremony or occasion.

An example of a solemnity is a funeral mass.

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The quality or condition of being solemn.
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A solemn observance or proceeding.
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Solemn feeling, character, or appearance; serious or awesome quality; gravity.
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Origin of solemnity

  • Middle English solemnity (“observance of formality and ceremony"), frequently in the phrases in solemnity, with solemnity, which from Old French solemnite, from Latin sollemnitās, from sollemnis. (Compare solemn.)

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