noun, plural tem·po·ral·i·ties.

temporal character or nature; temporariness.
something temporal.
Usually temporalities. a worldly or secular possession, revenue, or the like, as of the church or clergy.

Origin of temporality

1350–1400; Middle English temporalite < Late Latin temporālitās. See temporal1, -ity
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noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being temporal
something temporal
(often plural) a secular possession or revenue belonging to a Church, a group within the Church, or the clergy
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Word Origin and History for temporality

late 14c., from Late Latin temporalitas, from temporalis (see temporal).

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