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From Middle French egalité, esgalité.


egality (countable and uncountable, plural egalities)

  1. (archaic) Equality. [14th-19th c.]
    • c. 1390, Geoffrey Chaucer, Parson's Tale:
      She is the preisynge / of this world, and she is as thise martirs / In egalitee; she hath in hire that tonge may / Nat telle ne herte thynke.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Tennyson to this entry?)