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Princeton's WordNet

  1. formality, formalitiesnoun

    a requirement of etiquette or custom

    "a mere formality"


  1. formalitiesnoun

    Plural form of formality.


  1. formalities

    Formalities refer to established rules, procedures, or methods that are required or followed in official, professional, or societal situations. These can include ceremonies, rituals, protocols, customs, or traditional actions that are carried out in accordance with prescribed or accepted standards. In legal context, formalities can refer to procedural requirements necessary to properly execute legal documents or agreements.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Formalities

    of Formality


  1. Formalities

    Grissom is called to a murder of a 17-year-old in a casino penthouse. Sophia Curtis (Louise Lombard) joins him in his research, she normally works in the day-shift. The entire team gets involved when its discovered that a kiddnapping took place along with the murder.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of formalities in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of formalities in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of formalities in a Sentence

  1. Hoda Nasralla:

    The judge shied away from directly acquitting Mubarak even though he was accused of conspiring with Adly, and Adly was acquitted, the judge resorted to formalities instead.

  2. Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe:

    I confirmed to them on that occasion that we agreed to extradite Ladislas, at the moment, there are just a few formalities to take care of. It could happen at any moment.

  3. Taylor Swift:

    When I testified, I had already been in court all week and had to watch this man’s attorney bully, badger and harass my team including my mother over insane details and ridiculous minutiae, accusing them, and me, of lying, i was angry. In that moment, I decided to forgo any courtroom formalities and just answer the questions the way it happened. This man hadn’t considered any formalities when we assaulted me, and his lawyer didn’t hold back on my mom – why should I be polite? I’m told it was most amount of times the word 'ass' has ever been said in Colorado Federal Court.

  4. Mobin Saulat:

    It's finalised and there's just a couple of formalities. We should be able to sign it in August.

  5. The Russian embassy:

    A tragic accident with a Russian diplomat occurred on October 19, 2021, all the formalities related to sending the diplomat's body to his homeland were promptly settled with the competent law enforcement and medical authorities of Germany in accordance with the current practice.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    A foreordained
    B occlusive
    C ultimo
    D indiscernible

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