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[im-par-i-tee] /ɪmˈpær ɪ ti/
noun, plural imparities.
lack of parity or equality; disparity, difference, or inequality.
Origin of imparity
1555-65; < Late Latin imparitās. See im-2, parity1 Unabridged
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  • Otherwise visual imparity or functional defects may occur.
  • It is unequaled for general debility, and as a blood purifier, expelling every trace of scrofula or other imparity.
British Dictionary definitions for imparity


noun (pl) -ties
a less common word for disparity (sense 1)
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin imparitās, from Latin impar unequal
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