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English definition of “formality”

formality

noun     /fɔːˈmæləti/
OFFICIAL THING [C] something that the law or an official process says must be done: There are certain legal formalities to be completed.Rules and laws
BEHAVIOUR [U] formal and polite behaviour: the formality of a royal funeralManners and levels of formalityPolite and respectful
(Definition of formality noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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