formality

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French formalité. equivalent to formal +‎ -ity.

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NounEdit

formality (countable and uncountable, plural formalities)

  1. (uncountable) The state of being formal.
  2. Something said or done as a matter of form.
  3. A customary ritual without new or unique meaning.
  4. (countable) A specific requirement for obtaining a legal status, conducting a transaction, etc.

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