entirety

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noun en·tire·ty \in-ˈtī-rə-tē, -ˈtī(-ə)r-tē\

Definition of entirety

plural

entireties

  1. 1 :  the state of being entire or complete

  2. 2 :  sum total, whole

Examples of entirety in a Sentence

  1. the entirety of an estate

  2. I wish that I could find a card for Valentine's Day that expresses the entirety of my love.

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First Known Use of entirety

1548



ENTIRETY Defined for English Language Learners

entirety

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Definition of entirety for English Language Learners

  • : the whole or total amount of something


ENTIRETY Defined for Kids

entirety

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noun en·tire·ty \in-ˈtī-rə-tē, -ˈtīr-tē\

Definition of entirety for Students

  1. :  the whole or total amount the entirety of the treasure


Law Dictionary

entirety

noun en·tire·ty

Legal Definition of entirety

plural

entireties

  1. 1 :  the state of being entire or complete in its entirety

  2. 2 :  an undivided whole; specifically :  an interest in real property that cannot be divided — compare moiety

by the entirety

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by the entireties

  1. :  by a husband and wife with undivided interests in the whole estate and a right of survivorship an estate held by the entirety — see also tenancy by the entirety at tenancy



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