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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French realité (property, possession).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹil̩ti/, /ˈɹiəlti/

Usage notesEdit

  • Pronunciation /ɹiləti/ is usually considered incorrect.

NounEdit

realty (countable and uncountable, plural realties)

  1. real estate; a piece of real property; land.
  2. (obsolete) reality
  3. (obsolete) loyalty; faithfulness; fealty
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)O heaven! That such resemblance of the highest Should yet remain, where faith and realty Remain not (Milton, Paradise Lost, VI 114-116)
  4. (obsolete) royalty

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