Pronunciation: (su-lem'ni-tē), [key]
1. the state or character of being solemn; earnestness; gravity; impressiveness: the solemnity of a state funeral.
2. Often, solemnities. a solemn observance, ceremonial proceeding, or special formality: the solemnities of Easter.
3. Law.a formality that renders an act or document valid.
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