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finality

[fahy-nal-i-tee] /faɪˈnæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural finalities for 2.
1.
the state, quality, or fact of being final; conclusiveness or decisiveness.
2.
something that is final; an ultimate act, utterance, belief, etc.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; final + -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for finalities

finality

/faɪˈnælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the condition or quality of being final or settled; conclusiveness: the finality of death
2.
a final or conclusive act
3.
(metaphysics) the doctrine of the efficacy of final causes Compare teleology
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Word Origin and History for finalities

finality

n.

1540s, from Middle French finalité, from Late Latin finalitatem (nominative finalitas) "state of being final," from Latin finalis (see final).

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