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  • n. Plural form of formality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a set of procedures required to make a transaction official.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a requirement of etiquette or custom


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Kahle (certain formalities) and Golan (URAA restoration) (where a new ruling was just issued).

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • But times have changed and the simplification of business formalities is now under way.

    Lloyd Mexico Economic Report - August 2001

  • While awaiting the settlement of certain formalities he took apartments at Brown's Hotel, and it was here he was arrested.

    Illustrations of the War in America

  • The attorneys also presented Larson with patent assignments that they described as formalities and part of the necessary application paperwork.


  • And you didn't have a serious point about my observance of Constitutional formalities, which is why I didn't deem it worthy of response.

    "What else are we supposed to do?"

  • Some of the most sweeping changes under the 1976 Copyright Act involve copyright formalities, that is, the procedural requirements for securing and maintaining full copyright protection.

    Supplementary Copyright Statutes, US Copy. Office

  • I've just never understood how all of the formalities are accomplished through the chaos of the crossings.

    Border Crossing Procedures for non-US citizens

  • Consequently, if veterans wish to make a will after their discharge, or if soldiers actually serving wish to do this away from camp, they must observe the forms prescribed for all citizens by the general law; and a testament executed in camp without formalities, that is to say, not according to the form prescribed by law, will remain valid only for one year after the testator's discharge.

    The Institutes of Justinian

  • One of the formalities was the presentation of the left eye to the King, which however he did not receive.

    A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1

  • There is no need of faxing documents or undertaking any lengthy formalities, which is also one factor in the quick approval of the loans. - Financial News


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