temporality

[ tem-puh-ral-i-tee ]
/ ˌtɛm pəˈræl ɪ ti /

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.

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Origin of temporality

1350–1400; Middle English temporalite<Late Latin temporālitās.See temporal1, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for temporality

temporality
/ (ˌtɛmpəˈrælɪtɪ) /

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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