finality

[ fahy-nal-i-tee ]
/ faɪˈnæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural fi·nal·i·ties for 2.

the state, quality, or fact of being final; conclusiveness or decisiveness.
something that is final; an ultimate act, utterance, belief, etc.

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Origin of finality

First recorded in 1535–45; final + -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for finality

finality
/ (faɪˈnælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the condition or quality of being final or settled; conclusivenessthe finality of death
a final or conclusive act
metaphysics the doctrine of the efficacy of final causesCompare teleology
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