Gen`er*al"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Generalities (#). [L. generalitas: cf. F. g'en'eralit'e. Cf. Generalty.]

1.

The state of being general; the quality of including species or particulars.

Hooker.

2.

That which is general; that which lacks specificalness, practicalness, or application; a general or vague statement or phrase.

Let us descend from generalities to particulars. Landor.

The glittering and sounding generalities of natural right which make up the Declaration of Independence. R. Choate.

3.

The main body; the bulk; the greatest part; as, the generality of a nation, or of mankind.

 

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