a suffix used to form abstract nouns expressing state or condition: jollity; civility; Latinity.

variant of -itie, Middle English -ite < Old French < Latin -itāt- (stem of -itās); in many words representing Latin -itās directly Unabridged
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suffix forming nouns
indicating state or condition: technicality
[from Old French -ite, from Latin -itās]

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Word Origin & History

suffix forming nouns from adjectives, meaning "condition or quality of being ______," from M.E. -ite, from O.Fr. -ité and directly from L. -itatem (nom. -itas), composed of connective -i- + -tas (see -ty (2))
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