Temporality Tem`po*ral"i*ty, n.; pl. {Temporalities}. [L. temporalitas, in LL., possessions of the church: cf. F. temporalit['e].] 1. The state or quality of being temporary; -- opposed to perpetuity. [1913 Webster]

2. The laity; temporality. [Obs.] --Sir T. More. [1913 Webster]

3. That which pertains to temporal welfare; material interests; especially, the revenue of an ecclesiastic proceeding from lands, tenements, or lay fees, tithes, and the like; -- chiefly used in the plural. [1913 Webster]

Supreme head, . . . under God, of the spirituality and temporality of the same church. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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