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Formality

For`mal´i`ty
n.1.The condition or quality of being formal, strictly ceremonious, precise, etc.
2.Form without substance.
3.Compliance with formal or conventional rules; ceremony; conventionality.
4.An established order; conventional rule of procedure; usual method; habitual mode.
5.The dress prescribed for any body of men, academical, municipal, or sacerdotal.
6.That which is formal; the formal part.
It unties the inward knot of marriage, . . . while it aims to keep fast the outward formality.
- Milton.
7.The quality which makes a thing what it is; essence.
The formality of the vow lies in the promise made to God.
- Bp. Stillingfleet.
8.(Scholastic. Philos.) The manner in which a thing is conceived or constituted by an act of human thinking; the result of such an act; as, animality and rationality are formalities.
Noun1.formality - a requirement of etiquette or custom
Synonyms: formalities
2.formality - a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies
Synonyms: formalness
Antonyms:
informality - a manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
3.formality - compliance with formal rules
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