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[soh-shee-al-i-tee] /ˌsoʊ ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/
social nature or tendencies as shown in the assembling of individuals in communities.
the action on the part of individuals of associating together in communities.
the state or quality of being social.
Origin of sociality
First recorded in 1640-50, sociality is from the Latin word sociālitāt- (stem of sociālitās). See social, -ity
Related forms
nonsociality, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for sociality
Historical Examples
  • It was because he had a task there; sociality was not the business of the hour.


    George Washington Cable
  • The sociality of Quaker Hill seems to the writer relatively high.

    Quaker Hill Warren H. Wilson
  • Its sociality could not be pent within the bounds of the actual.

    The Fables of La Fontaine Jean de la Fontaine
  • It was the first glimpse of sociality the host had had for many days.

    Hard Times Charles Dickens
  • He was struck and charmed by the freedom and sociality of our manners.

    Essays of Travel Robert Louis Stevenson
  • In private life, Dr. Duncan was eminently distinguished for his sociality, and the desire to benefit all mankind.

  • It is supposed that there can be no sociality, no comfort, no enjoyment, without intoxicating drinks.

  • sociality, because it cannot exist under such conditions save amongst rats and reptiles, ceased some time ago.

  • It may readily be believed that with his strong love of sociality and excitement he was an apt pupil in that school.

    Robert Burns Principal Shairp.
  • The Middle Ages spell disintegration; Fascism is nothing if not sociality.

British Dictionary definitions for sociality


noun (pl) -ties
the tendency of groups and persons to develop social links and live in communities
the quality or state of being social
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Word Origin and History for sociality

1640s, from French socialité or directly from Latin socialitas "fellowship, sociableness," from socialis (see social (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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