entirety

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

Definition of entirety

plural entireties
1 :the state of being entire or complete

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.

Recent Examples of entirety from the Web

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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

:the whole or total amount
  • the entirety of the treasure

Law Dictionary

entirety

noun en·tire·ty

legal Definition of entirety

plural entireties
1 :the state of being entire or complete
  • in its entirety
2 :an undivided whole; specifically :an interest in real property that cannot be divided — compare moiety
by the entirety also by the entireties
: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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