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finality

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noun fi·nal·i·ty \fī-ˈna-lə-tē, fə-\

Simple Definition of finality

  • : the quality or state of being final or finished and not able to be changed

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of finality

plural

finalities

  1. 1 a :  the character or condition of being final, settled, irrevocable, or complete b :  the condition of being at an ultimate point especially of development or authority

  2. 2 :  something final; especially :  a fundamental fact, action, or belief

Examples of finality in a sentence

  1. It won't work, he said, with an air of finality.



1833

First Known Use of finality

1833


FINALITY Defined for Kids

finality

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noun fi·nal·i·ty \fī-ˈna-lə-tē\

Definition of finality for Students

  1. :  the condition of being final or complete <the finality of the decision>




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finality

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noun fi·nal·i·ty \fī-ˈna-lə-tē, fə-\

Legal Definition of finality

  1. 1 :  the state or condition of being final

  2. 2 :  the principle that appeals may only be taken from final orders or judgments




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