What is highness?

  • (noun): (Your Highness or His Highness of Her Highness) title used to address a royal person.
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Highness (Latin: Celsitudo; Italian: Altezza) is an attribute referring to the rank of the dynasty in an address. It is literally the quality of being lofty or high, a term and style used, as are so many abstractions, as a style of dignity and honour, to signify exalted rank or station. As with all attributes of nobility, it is typically used with a possessive adjective: "His Highness", "Their Highnesses", etc.

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Most Gracious Majesty - See Also
... Majesty Most Gracious Majesty Royal Majesty (HRM) Majesty (HM) Grace (HG) Royal Highness (HRH) Exalted Highness (HEH) Highness (HH) Most Eminent Highness (HMEH) Serene Highness (HSH) Illustrious Highness (HIll.H ...
Chitral National Park - Legal Status
... Gol was considered to be the private property of His Highness the Mehtar of Chitral ... and has become the issue of ongoing litigation between His Highness and the Government of Pakistan ... in its entirety is the personal property of His Highness ...
Serene Highness
... His/Her Serene Highness (abbreviation HSH) is a style used today by the reigning families of Liechtenstein and Monaco ... The style Serene Highness has an antiquity equal to that of Highness ... However, in some, excluding the Latin language countries, Highness was considered a higher treatment than Serene Highness ...
Highness - Variations and Precedence
... order of precedence His/Her Imperial and Royal Highness (HI RH ranks with HIH) His/Her Imperial Highness (HIH ranks with HI RH) His/Her Royal Highness (HRH) His/Her Grand Ducal Highness (HGDH), used by junior ... His/Her Most Serene Highness (HMSH) His/Her Serene Highness (HSH) His/Her Illustrious Highness (HIll.H) ...
Li Zhong - Titles
646-652 His Imperial Highness The Prince of Chen 652-656 His Imperial Highness The Crown Prince 656-660 His Imperial Highness The Prince of Liang 660-664 Commoner Posthumous ...

More definitions of "highness":

  • (noun): The condition of being high or lofty.
    Synonyms: loftiness