Locality Lo*cal"i*ty, n.; pl. {Localitiees}. [L. localitas: cf. F. localit['e].] 1. The state, or condition, of belonging to a definite place, or of being contained within definite limits. [1913 Webster]

It is thought that the soul and angels are devoid of quantity and dimension, and that they have nothing to do with grosser locality. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

2. Position; situation; a place; a spot; esp., a geographical place or situation, as of a mineral or plant. [1913 Webster]

3. Limitation to a county, district, or place; as, locality of trial. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

4. (Phren.) The perceptive faculty concerned with the ability to remember the relative positions of places. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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