[kuh n-groo-i-tee, kon-, kuh ng-, kong-]

noun, plural con·gru·i·ties.

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.

Compare condignity.

Origin of congruity

1350–1400; Middle English congruite < Middle French < Late Latin congruitāt- (stem of congruitās), equivalent to Latin congru(us) congruous + -itāt- -ity
Related formsnon·con·gru·i·ty, noun, plural non·con·gru·i·ties. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for congruity

Historical Examples of 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?

  • 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

    George Santayana

  • But their diversity only made the congruity of the tale they had to tell more striking.

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