En"ti*ty (?), n.; pl. Entities (#). [LL. entitas, fr. L. ens, entis, thing, prop. p. pr. of esse to be: cf. F. entit'e. See Essence, Is.]
A real being, whether in thought (as an ideal conception) or in fact; being; essence; existence.
Self-subsisting entities, such as our own personality.
Fortune is no real entity, . . . but a mere relative signification.
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