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solemnity

noun awesomeness, ceremoniousness, ceremony, dignity, graveness, gravitas, gravity, impressiveness, pomp, seriousness, severitas, soberness, sobriety, solemn feeling, stateliness, tradition
See also: ceremony, formality, importance

solemnity

a formality necessary to validate a deed, act or contract.

SOLEMNITY. The formality established by law to render a contract, agreement, or other act valid.
     2. A marriage, for example, would not be valid if made in jest, and without solemnity. Vide Marriage, and Dig. 4, 1, 7; Id. 45, 1, 30.

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We pray that we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe this year, our Christian communities will not only focus on the adorning of our altars but also on preparing our hearts and our entire selves for the coming again in glory of Christ who is our King.
Throughout the black Catholic Church in the United States, various liturgical celebrations gain their solemnity through the blending of gathering rites with celebrations of the ancestors.
The death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was observed with solemnity at Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi on Tuesday.
'As we remember our departed loved ones, we ask everyone to observe the solemnity of the occasion (and) see to it that cemeteries before, during and after the observance of (All Saints' Day) are clean, orderly and crime-free,' Andanar said.
Manila, Philippines Catholics commemorate today the Solemnity of the Presentation of the Lord, 40 days after the celebration of Christmas.
A massed Filipino choir adds the solemnity, and at the end of the Mass, people stand in long lineups to await their opportunity to touch the likeness of Our Lady.
Bedhead's solemnity can at times grow cloying (besides the mortician's quiet vocals, there's the eternity-long sustained final notes), but these few ponderous touches are far overshadowed by the hauntingly lucid melodies, coiling and engulfing with the power of a truly fatal seduction.
QUETTA -- Defence Day would be observed here on Thursday with traditional spirit, zeal and solemnity to pay homage to the brave sons of the soil, who rendered supreme sacrifices in the defence of the motherland during the war of September 1965.
Various functions will be held across the country to observe the death anniversary of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto with great reverence, fervour and solemnity.
Martyred Intellectuals Day observed on the campus of Dhaka University (DU) on Thursday with due solemnity, reports BSS.
'As we remember our departed loved ones, we ask everyone to observe the solemnity of the occasion (and) see to it that cemeteries before, during, and after the observance of (All Saints' Day) are clean, orderly and crime-free,' Andanar said.
It will be an opportunity for the Christians to celebrate their annual event with due solemnity.