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Fra*gil"i*ty (?), n. [L. fragilitas: cf. F. fragilit'e. Cf. Frailty.]

1.

The condition or quality of being fragile; brittleness; frangibility.

Bacon.

2.

Weakness; feebleness.

An appearance of delicacy, and even of fragility, is almost essential to it [beauty]. Burke.

3.

Liability to error and sin; frailty.

[Obs.]

The fragility and youthful folly of Qu. Fabius. Holland.

 

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