[kuh n-groo-i-tee, kon-, kuh ng-, kong-]
- the state or quality of being congruous; harmony; appropriateness: a congruity of ideas.
- the state or quality of being geometrically congruent.
- a point of agreement.
- Scholasticism. merit bestowed as a divine gift rather than earned.
Origin of congruity
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Examples from the Web for congruity
Still, there was much of in congruity, even immediately about the mansion-house.The Pioneers
James Fenimore Cooper
But the question recurs, how in such a case the congruity arises?Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)
Grace of congruity is simply a variety of the old heresy of human merit.Earl Hubert's Daughter
Emily Sarah Holt
In fact, there is a kind of congruity and method even in fooling.The Sense of Beauty
But their diversity only made the congruity of the tale they had to tell more striking.The Big Bow Mystery
Word Origin and History for congruity
late 14c., from Old French congruité "relevance, appropriateness," from Late Latin congruitatem (nominative congruens) "agreement," from congruus (see congruent).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper