formalities vs formality what difference

what is difference between formalities and formality

English

Noun

formalities

  1. plural of formality


English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ælɪti

Noun

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.

Translations

Further reading

  • formality in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • formality in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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