(r*l"*t), n.;
pl. Realities (-tz).
[Cf. F. ralit, LL. realitas. See 3d Real, and cf. 2d Realty.] 1. The state or quality of being real; actual being or existence of anything, in distinction from mere appearance; fact.
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A man fancies that he understands a critic, when in reality he does not comprehend his meaning.
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2. That which is real; an actual existence; that which is not imagination, fiction, or pretense; that which has objective existence, and is not merely an idea.
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And to realities yield all her shows.
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My neck may be an idea to you, but it is a reality to me.
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3. [See 1st Realty, 2.] Loyalty; devotion. [Obs.]
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To express our reality to the emperor.
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4. (Law) See 2d Realty, 2.
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