his serene highness

his serene highness
his majesty (courtesy title used when referring to a king)

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  • Serene Highness — His/Her Serene Highness (abbreviation: HSH) is a style used today by the reigning families of Liechtenstein and Monaco. It also preceded the princely titles of members of some German ruling and mediatised dynasties as well as some non ruling but… …   Wikipedia

  • Ducal Serene Highness — His/Her Ducal Serene Highness (abbreviation: HDSH) is a style used by members of certain ducal families, such as those of Nassau, Braganza and Saxe Coburg and Gotha (until 1844). v …   Wikipedia

  • Serene — Se*rene , a. [L. serenus to grow dry, Gr. ??? hot, scorching.] 1. Bright; clear; unabscured; as, a serene sky. [1913 Webster] The moon serene in glory mounts the sky. Pope. [1913 Webster] Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathomed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serene — [sə rēn′] adj. [L serenus < IE * ksero , dry (> Gr xēros, dry, OHG serawēn, to dry out) < base * ksā , to burn] 1. clear; bright; unclouded [a serene sky] 2. not disturbed or troubled; calm, peaceful, tranquil, etc. 3. [S ] exalted; high …   English World dictionary

  • serene — adj. & n. adj. (serener, serenest) 1 a (of the sky, the air, etc.) clear and calm. b (of the sea etc.) unruffled. 2 placid, tranquil, unperturbed. n. poet. a serene expanse of sky, sea, etc. Phrases and idioms: all serene Brit. sl. all right.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • serene — serenely, adv. sereneness, n. /seuh reen /, adj. 1. calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled: a serene landscape; serene old age. 2. clear; fair: serene weather. 3. (usually cap.) most high or august (used as a royal epithet, usually prec. by his,… …   Universalium

  • serene — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin serenus clear, cloudless, untroubled Date: 15th century 1. a. clear and free of storms or unpleasant change < serene skies > b. shining bright and steady < the moon, serene in glory Alexander… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • serene — /səˈrin / (say suh reen) adjective 1. calm; peaceful; tranquil: a serene sea; serene old age. 2. clear; fair: serene weather. 3. (often upper case) (an epithet used in titles of princes, etc.): his Serene Highness. –phrase 4. all serene,… …  

  • serene — se•rene [[t]səˈrin[/t]] adj. 1) calm; peaceful; tranquil 2) clear; fair: serene weather[/ex] 3) (usu. cap.) most high (used as a royal epithet): His Serene Highness[/ex] 4) serenity; tranquillity 5) a clear expanse of sea or sky • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • Highness — Highness, often used with a personal possessive pronoun (His/Her/Your/Their Highness(es), the first two abbreviated HH) is an attribute referring to the rank of the dynasty (such as Royal Highness , Imperial Highness ) in an address. It is… …   Wikipedia

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