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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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SEREN'ITY, noun [Latin serenitas.]

1. Clearness and calmness; as the serenity of the air or sky.

2. Calmness; quietness; stillness; peace.

A general peace and serenity newly succeeded general trouble. Temple.

3. Calmness of mind; evenness of temper; undisturbed state; coolness.

I cannot see how any men should transgress those moral rules with confidence and serenity. Locke.

4. A title of respect.