|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The state of being worthy or honorable; elevation of mind or character; true worth; excellence.
2. (n.) Elevation; grandeur.
3. (n.) Elevated rank; honorable station; high office, political or ecclesiastical; degree of excellence; preferment; exaltation.
4. (n.) Quality suited to inspire respect or reverence; loftiness and grace; impressiveness; stateliness; -- said of //en, manner, style, etc.
5. (n.) One holding high rank; a dignitary.
6. (n.) Fundamental principle; axiom; maxim.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
dig'-ni-tiz, dig'-ni-ti (Hebrew marom, se'eth, gedhullah): Rank or position, not nobility or austerity of personal character or bearing, is denoted by this word in its Old Testament occurrences (Genesis 49:3 Esther 6:3 Ecclesiastes 10:6 Habakkuk 1:7). In 2 Peter 2:10 Jude 1:8, "dignities" (doxai) are angels, lofty spiritual beings, possible objects of blasphemy; compare the context in both passages.
Dignity (14 Occurrences)
1 Thessalonians 2:6 nor did we seek glory either from you or from any other mere men, although we might have stood on our dignity as Christ's Apostles. (WEY)
1 Timothy 2:2 for kings and all that are in dignity, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all piety and gravity; (DBY NAS)
1 Timothy 3:4 but ruling his own household wisely and well, with children kept under control with true dignity. (WEY NAS)
1 Timothy 3:8 Servants, in the same way, must be reverent, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for money; (See NAS)
Genesis 49:3 "Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength; excelling in dignity, and excelling in power. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Exodus 28:2 You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. (See NIV)
Exodus 28:40 "You shall make coats for Aaron's sons, and you shall make sashes for them and you shall make headbands for them, for glory and for beauty. (See NIV)
Esther 6:3 The king said, "What honor and dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?" Then the king's servants who attended him said, "Nothing has been done for him." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Job 30:15 Terrors have turned on me. They chase my honor as the wind. My welfare has passed away as a cloud. (See NIV)
Job 40:10 "Now deck yourself with excellency and dignity. Array yourself with honor and majesty. (WEB ASV NAS RSV)
Psalms 62:4 They only consult to thrust him down from his dignity; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah (ASV)
Proverbs 31:25 Strength and dignity are her clothing. She laughs at the time to come. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Ecclesiastes 10:6 Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in a low place. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
Habakkuk 1:7 They are feared and dreaded. Their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS RSV)