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a suffix used to form abstract nouns expressing state or condition: jollity; civility; Latinity.



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Origin of -ity

Variant of -itie,Middle English -ite<Old French <Latin -itāt- (stem of -itās); in many words representing Latin -itās directly
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British Dictionary definitions for -ity


suffix forming nouns

indicating state or conditiontechnicality
from Old French -ite, from Latin -itās
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