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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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  • The four-ball game with two players is preferred by many, though lacking the sociality which is one of the charms of croquet.

    Croquet Anonymous
  • It was because he had a task there; sociality was not the business of the hour.

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

  • Its sociality could not be pent within the bounds of the actual.

    The Fables of La Fontaine Jean de la Fontaine
  • The "sociality" of Herr Duehring is very distinct from the "cloudy ideas" of the earlier socialists.

  • In private life, Dr. Duncan was eminently distinguished for his sociality, and the desire to benefit all mankind.

  • They are not less remarkable for strong feeling of sociality and attachment to one another.

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

  • He delighted in sociality and conviviality, but recoiled from aught savouring of licence or excess.

    Allan Ramsay William Henry Oliphant Smeaton
  • The development of all the manifestations of “sociality” is then the measure of progress of human societies.

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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