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instrumentality

[in-struh-men-tal-i-tee] /ˌɪn strə mɛnˈtæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural instrumentalities for 1, 3.
1.
the quality or state of being instrumental.
2.
the fact or function of serving some purpose.
3.
a means or agency.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; instrumental + -ity
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  • In our form of democracy the expression of the popular will can be effected only through the instrumentality of political parties.
  • Through the instrumentality of the magazine, much valuable and permanent literary matter first came before the public.
  • Agreement would be in the premise that violence is not the appropriate instrumentality to cure society's ills.
  • Now, instead of similitude, the crucial instrumentality is representation.
  • Work for a wholly owned instrumentality of a foreign government.
  • The second lien itself must be made or held by the eligible governmental body or instrumentality.

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