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formalities

noun
plural of formality

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1 an act or utterance that is a customary show of good manners
  • bowing to your guest is a formality you don't need to perform for me

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2 an oft-repeated action or series of actions performed in accordance with tradition or a set of rules
  • churchgoers loved the formalities of a traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service

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“Formalities.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/formalities. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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