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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a trait of dignified seriousness;
[syn: sedateness, staidness, solemnity, solemness]

2. a solemn and dignified feeling;
[syn: gravity, solemnity]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Solemnity \So*lem"ni*ty\, n.; pl. Solemnities. [L. solemnitas, solennitas: cf. F. solennit['e], solemnit['e], OF. also sollempnit['e].] 1. A rite or ceremony performed with religious reverence; religious or ritual ceremony; as, the solemnity of a funeral, a sacrament. [1913 Webster] Great was the cause; our old solemnities From no blind zeal or fond tradition rise, But saved from death, our Argives yearly pay These grateful honors to the god of day. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. ceremony adapted to impress with awe. [1913 Webster] The forms and solemnities of the last judgment. --Atterburry. [1913 Webster] 3. Ceremoniousness; impressiveness; seriousness; grave earnestness; formal dignity; gravity. [1913 Webster] With much glory and great solemnity. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The statelines and gravity of the Spaniards shows itself in the solemnity of their language. --Addison. [1913 Webster] These promises were often made with great solemnity and confirmed with an oath. --J. Edwards. [1913 Webster] 4. Hence, affected gravity or seriousness. [1913 Webster] Solemnity 's a cover for a sot. --Young. [1913 Webster] 5. Solemn state or feeling; awe or reverence; also, that which produces such a feeling; as, the solemnity of an audience; the solemnity of Westminster Abbey. [1913 Webster] 6. (Law) A solemn or formal observance; proceeding according to due form; the formality which is necessary to render a thing done valid. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

solemnity n 1: a trait of dignified seriousness [syn: sedateness, staidness, solemnity, solemness] 2: a solemn and dignified feeling [syn: gravity, solemnity] [ant: levity]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

158 Moby Thesaurus words for "solemnity": aridity, augustness, baccalaureate service, barrenness, bleakness, bloodlessness, buckram, celebration, ceremonial, ceremoniousness, ceremony, characterlessness, circumstance, colorlessness, commencement, consequence, convocation, courtliness, darkness, deadness, dignifiedness, dignity, dismalness, dragginess, dreariness, dryness, dullness, dustiness, duty, earnestness, effeteness, elevation, emptiness, empty formality, etiolation, exercise, exercises, extrinsicality, flatness, form, form of worship, formal, formality, formalization, formula, formulary, function, gloom, gloominess, graduation, graduation exercises, grandeur, gravity, grimness, heaviness, heraldry, hollowness, holy rite, impersonality, importance, impressiveness, inanity, inaugural, inauguration, inexcitability, initiation, insipidity, insipidness, institution, jejunity, kingliness, leadenness, lifelessness, liturgy, loftiness, lordliness, lowness of spirit, majesty, mode of worship, moderation, momentousness, mummery, mystery, no joke, no laughing matter, nobility, observance, office, order of worship, ordinance, paleness, pallor, performance, pointlessness, pokiness, pomp, pomposity, ponderousness, practice, prescribed form, pride, pride of bearing, pride of place, primness, princeliness, proud bearing, regality, religious ceremony, reserve, rigidness, rite, rite de passage, rite of passage, ritual, ritual observance, rituality, sacrament, sacramental, sedateness, seriousness, service, slowness, sober-mindedness, soberness, sobersidedness, sobersides, sobriety, solemnization, solemnness, somberness, spiritlessness, staidness, starchiness, state, stateliness, sterility, stiffness, stiltedness, stodginess, stuffiness, stylization, sublimity, superficiality, taciturnity, tastelessness, tediousness, temperance, uninterestingness, unliveliness, vapidity, vapidness, venerability, wearifulness, wearisomeness, weight, weightiness, woodenness, worthiness
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

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.