Definition of Formalities

1. Noun. A requirement of etiquette or custom. "A mere formality"

Exact synonyms: Formality
Generic synonyms: Ceremonial, Ceremonial Occasion, Ceremony, Observance
Derivative terms: Formal



Definition of Formalities

1. Noun. (plural of formality) ¹

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Definition of Formalities

1. formality [n] - See also: formality

Lexicographical Neighbors of Formalities

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formalin pigment
formalinise
formalins
formalisable
formalisation
formalise
formalised
formalises
formalising
formalism
formalisms
formalist
formalistic
formalists
formalities (current term)
formality
formalizability
formalizable
formalization
formalizations
formalize
formalized
formalizer
formalizers
formalizes
formalizing
formally
formalness
formalnesses

Literary usage of Formalities

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Doctrine of Ultra Vires: Being an Investigation of the by Seward Brice, Ashbel Green (1880)
"IMPERATIVE formalities. These are requisites of form of such a description that they are part and parcel of the transaction in question : of its " essence," ..."

2. Copyright, Its History and Its Law: Being a Summary of the Principles and by Richard Rogers Bowker (1912)
"English formalities belong to the second class. American formalities are of the third class, and without them copyright does not exist. ..."

3. Foreign and Domestic Law: A Concise Treatise on Private International by John Alderson Foote (1904)
"The formalities and ceremonies which the law of the place of celebration demands ... (i) So far as regards the formalities of contracts, the maxim of the ..."

4. Rationale of Judicial Evidence, Specially Applied to English Practice by Jeremy Bentham (1827)
"OK THE ENFORCEMENT OK formalities IN, THE CASE OF CONTRACTS. f SECTION I.—Absolute nullity in general an improper means of enforcement. ..."

5. Handbook on the Law of Persons and Domestic Relations by Walter Checkley Tiffany (1921)
"At common law no formalities are necessary; mutual consent, express or implied from ... If a statute prescribes formalities for the celebration of marriage, ..."

6. The Constitutional Law of the United States by Westel Woodbury Willoughby (1910)
"Unessential Statutory formalities, The mere failure to comply with certain formalities prescribed by a state law is not, without reference to what those ..."

7. Handbook of the Law of Private Corporations by William Lawrence Clark, Isaac Maurice Wormser (1916)
"At common law no formalities are necessary to a contract of subscription. ... But, where the statute or charter prescribes particular formalities, ..."

8. The Progress of Continental Law in the Nineteenth Century by John Henry Wigmore, Edwin Montefiore Borchard, Frederick Pollock (1918)
"V. formalities OF MARRIAGE § 15 ... When we remember all the long and costly steps necessitated by these formalities, the many papers that the parties are ..."

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