[ noo-tral-i-tee, nyoo- ]
/ nuˈtræl ɪ ti, nyu- /


the state of being neutral.
the policy or status of a nation that does not participate in a war between other nations: the continuous neutrality of Switzerland.
neutral status, as of a seaport during a war.

Origin of neutrality

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at neutral, -ity

Related forms

an·ti·neu·tral·i·ty, nounnon·neu·tral·i·ty, nounsem·i·neu·tral·i·ty, nounun·neu·tral·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for neutrality


/ (njuːˈtrælɪtɪ) /


the state or character of being neutral, esp in a dispute, contest, etc
the condition of being chemically or electrically neutral
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