instrumentality

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noun in·stru·men·tal·i·ty \ˌin(t)-strə-mən-ˈta-lə-tē, -ˌmen-\

Definition of instrumentality

plural

instrumentalities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being instrumental

  2. 2 :  means, agency

Examples of instrumentality in a Sentence

  1. computer literacy is only an instrumentality for acquiring an education, and not an end in itself

1651

First Known Use of instrumentality

1651


Law Dictionary

instrumentality

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noun in·stru·men·tal·i·ty \ˌin-strə-mən-ˈta-lə-tē, -ˌmen-\

Legal Definition of instrumentality

plural

instrumentalities

  1. 1 :  something through which an end is achieved or occurs damages incurred in a single incident through an instrumentality owned by the employer

  2. 2 :  something that serves as an intermediary or agent through which one or more functions of a larger controlling entity are carried out :  a part or branch especially of a governing body — compare alter ego



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