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noun, plural im·par·i·ties.
  1. lack of parity or equality; disparity, difference, or inequality.
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Origin of imparity

From the Late Latin word imparitās, dating back to 1555–65. See im-2, parity1
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Historical Examples

  • Imparity, im-par′i-ti, n. want of parity or equality: indivisibility into equal parts.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


British Dictionary definitions for imparity


noun plural -ties
  1. a less common word for disparity (def. 1)
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Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin imparitās, from Latin impar unequal
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