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formality (s) (noun), formalities (pl)
1. Something that is said or done as required by law, custom, etiquette, etc.: Before she could go to her sister’s wedding during her working day, June had to go through the formalities of finishing the documents that had to be completed on that day and her employer said the others could be done at a future time.
2. The situation of being conventional, serious, and reserved: As a teacher, it is important to be correct, polite, and possess proper formalities when interacting with students.
3. The necessity or specification of custom or etiquette: At the birthday dinner, the guests abided by the formality of waiting until everyone had been served before beginning to eat.
The state of being ceremonious.
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