Generality

Gen`er*al"i*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Generalities (#).
[L. generalitas: cf. F. gnralit. Cf. Generalty.]
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1. The state of being general; the quality of including species or particulars. Hooker.
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2. That which is general; that which lacks specificalness, practicalness, or application; a general or vague statement or phrase.
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Let us descend from generalities to particulars.
Landor.
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The glittering and sounding generalities of natural right which make up the Declaration of Independence.
R. Choate.
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3. The main body; the bulk; the greatest part; as, the generality of a nation, or of mankind.
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