Definition for AU-GUST'

AU-GUST', a. [L. augustus. The first syllable of this word is probably from the root of augeo, or of awe.]

Grand; magnificent; majestic; impressing awe; inspiring reverence. The Trojan chief appeared, august in visage. – Dryden. It is related that this epithet was first conferred by the Roman Senate upon Octavius, after confirming him in the sovereign power.

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