sociality

[soh-shee-al-i-tee]
noun
  1. social nature or tendencies as shown in the assembling of individuals in communities.
  2. the action on the part of individuals of associating together in communities.
  3. the state or quality of being social.

Origin of sociality

First recorded in 1640–50, sociality is from the Latin word sociālitāt- (stem of sociālitās). See social, -ity
Related formsnon·so·ci·al·i·ty, noun
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Examples from the Web for sociality

Historical Examples of sociality

  • It was because he had a task there; sociality was not the business of the hour.

    Bonaventure

    George Washington Cable

  • The sociality of Quaker Hill seems to the writer relatively high.

    Quaker Hill

    Warren H. Wilson

  • Its sociality could not be pent within the bounds of the actual.

    The Fables of La Fontaine

    Jean de la Fontaine

  • It was the first glimpse of sociality the host had had for many days.

    Hard Times

    Charles Dickens

  • He was struck and charmed by the freedom and sociality of our manners.

    Essays of Travel

    Robert Louis Stevenson


British Dictionary definitions for sociality

sociality

noun plural -ties
  1. the tendency of groups and persons to develop social links and live in communities
  2. the quality or state of being social
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Word Origin and History for sociality
n.

1640s, from French socialité or directly from Latin socialitas "fellowship, sociableness," from socialis (see social (adj.)).

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