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solemn

Legal Definition of solemn

Derived terms


Definition of solemn

Etymology

    From Middle English solemne, from Old French solempne, from Late Latin sōlennis and sōlempnis, from Latin sōlemnis, from sollemnis (“ritual; festive, solemn, customary, celebrated at a fixed date”), from sollus (“entire”).

Pronunciation

Adjective

solemn (comparative more solemn, superlative most solemn)

  1. Deeply serious and somber.
  2. Somberly impressive.
  3. Performed with great ceremony.
  4. Sacred.
  5. Gloomy or sombre.

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