neutrality

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

noun

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.

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Origin of neutrality

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

OTHER WORDS FROM neutrality

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British Dictionary definitions for neutrality

neutrality
/ (njuːˈtrælɪtɪ) /

noun

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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