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[ree-uh l-tee, reel-] /ˈri əl ti, ˈril-/
real property or real estate.
Origin of realty
late Middle English
First recorded in 1400-50, realty is from the late Middle English word realte. See real1, -ty2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Railways in condemning a right of way specify tangible property (realty) within certain limits.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • "I—I'll believe it if you say on your honor that it realty is so," he replied slowly.

    Mother West Wind "When" Stories Thornton W. Burgess
  • Albano's dream was fulfilled; he loved Liana in realty as he had loved her in imagination.

  • He said title-deeds savoured of the realty, and it was not felony to steal them.

    Amelia Henry Fielding
  • In this he is aided not only by his brokers, but by realty companies.

    Half a Man Mary White Ovington
  • Do you realty mean that you think of going there as a servant, Mrs. Conway?

    One of the 28th G. A. Henty
  • Some steps were taken, however, to free these lands, as well as other measures to hinder the giving of realty in mortmain.

    A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman
  • It cannot be amiss to consider this phenomenon as it realty is.

    Varied Types G. K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for realty


another term for real property
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for realty

1660s, "real estate," from earlier meaning (1540s) "real possession," earlier "reality" (mid-15c.), from real (adj.) + -ty (2). Cf. reality.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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