Definition of As a formality
1. Adverb. In a set manner without serious attention. "He kissed her cheek perfunctorily"
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Literary usage of As a formality
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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"... (though merely as a formality), the court would not set aside the verdict  It was felt to be unjust and Illogical that the husband should recover ..."
2. Anthropology: An Introduction to the Study of Man and Civilization by Edward Burnett Tylor (1904)
"... is its being thus kept up as a formality where milder manners really prevail. It had passed into this state among the Spartans, when Plutarch says that ..."
3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1859)
"... the old custom of sealing still continued, and, what was more singular, had the same legal consequence as a formality. There might have been some reason ..."
4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1827)
"But this practice, thus begun as a formality only, had come to be held as a necessary act of publication, to give validity to a law; and from thence the ..."
5. Select Cases on Code Pleading by Austin Abbott (1895)
"... not only general replications as a formality for joining issue, but also special replications as a disclosure of grounds for avoiding new matter set up ..."