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temporality

[tem-puh-ral-i-tee] /ˌtɛm pəˈræl ɪ ti/
noun, plural temporalities.
1.
temporal character or nature; temporariness.
2.
something temporal.
3.
Usually, temporalities. a worldly or secular possession, revenue, or the like, as of the church or clergy.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English temporalite < Late Latin temporālitās. See temporal1, -ity
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  • For providing these spiritualities, a priest would receive temporalities, or pay.
British Dictionary definitions for temporalities

temporality

/ˌtɛmpəˈrælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being temporal
2.
something temporal
3.
(often pl) a secular possession or revenue belonging to a Church, a group within the Church, or the clergy
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Word Origin and History for temporalities

temporality

n.

late 14c., from Late Latin temporalitas, from temporalis (see temporal).

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