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[ree-uh l-tee, reel-]
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  1. real property or real estate.
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Origin of realty

First recorded in 1400–50, realty is from the late Middle English word realte. See real1, -ty2
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  • "I—I'll believe it if you say on your honor that it realty is so," he replied slowly.

  • In this he is aided not only by his brokers, but by realty companies.

    Half a Man

    Mary White Ovington

  • He said title-deeds savoured of the Realty, and it was not felony to steal them.


    Henry Fielding

  • Do you realty mean that you think of going there as a servant, Mrs. Conway?

    One of the 28th

    G. A. Henty

  • It cannot be amiss to consider this phenomenon as it realty is.

    Varied Types

    G. K. Chesterton

British Dictionary definitions for realty


  1. another term for real property
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Word Origin and History for realty


1660s, "real estate," from earlier meaning (1540s) "real possession," earlier "reality" (mid-15c.), from real (adj.) + -ty (2). Cf. reality.

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