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Noun: formality  for'ma-li-tee
  1. A requirement of etiquette or custom
    "a mere formality";
    - formalities
  2. A manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies
    "the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention";
    - formalness
  3. Compliance with formal rules
    "courtroom formality"

Derived forms: formalities

See also: formal, informal

Type of: abidance, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, compliance, conformation, conformity, manner, observance, personal manner

Antonym: informality

Encyclopedia: Formality