Collectivity
Collectivity Col`lec*tiv"i*ty, n. 1. Quality or state of being collective. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. The collective sum, aggregate, or mass of anything; specif., the people as a body; the state.

The proposition to give work by the collectivity is supposed to be in contravention of the sacred principle of monopolistic competition. --W. D. Howells. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. (Polit. Econ.) Collectivism. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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