finality

noun fi·nal·i·ty \ fī-ˈna-lə-tē , fə- \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of finality

plural finalities
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 :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.

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First Known Use of finality

1833


FINALITY Defined for English Language Learners

finality

noun

Definition of finality for English Language Learners

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


FINALITY Defined for Kids

finality

noun fi·nal·i·ty \ fī-ˈna-lə-tē \

Definition of finality for Students

:the condition of being final or complete
  • the finality of the decision

Law Dictionary

finality

noun fi·nal·i·ty \ fī-ˈna-lə-tē, fə- \

legal Definition of finality

1 :the state or condition of being final
2 :the principle that appeals may only be taken from final orders or judgments


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