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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dignity \Dig"ni*ty\, n.; pl. Dignities. [OE. dignete, dignite, OF. dignet['e], dignit['e], F. dignit['e], fr. L. dignitas, from dignus worthy. See Dainty, Deign.] 1. The state of being worthy or honorable; elevation of mind or character; true worth; excellence. [1913 Webster] 2. Elevation; grandeur. [1913 Webster] The dignity of this act was worth the audience of kings. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Elevated rank; honorable station; high office, political or ecclesiastical; degree of excellence; preferment; exaltation. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] And the king said, What honor and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? --Esth. vi. 3. [1913 Webster] Reuben, thou art my firstborn, . . . the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power. --Gen. xlix. 3. [1913 Webster] 4. Quality suited to inspire respect or reverence; loftiness and grace; impressiveness; stateliness; -- said of mien, manner, style, etc. [1913 Webster] A letter written with singular energy and dignity of thought and language. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 5. One holding high rank; a dignitary. [1913 Webster] These filthy dreamers . . . speak evil of dignities. --Jude. 8. [1913 Webster] 6. Fundamental principle; axiom; maxim. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sciences concluding from dignities, and principles known by themselves. --Sir T. Browne. Syn: See Decorum. [1913 Webster] To stand upon one's dignity, to have or to affect a high notion of one's own rank, privilege, or character. [1913 Webster] They did not stand upon their dignity, nor give their minds to being or to seeming as elegant and as fine as anybody else. --R. G. White. [1913 Webster]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

DIGNITIES. English law. Titles of honor. 2. They are considered as incorporeal hereditaments. 3. The genius of our government forbids their admission into the republic.