Cordialities
Cordiality Cor*dial"i*ty (k[^o]r*j[a^]l"[i^]*t[y^] or k[^o]r`d[i^]*[a^]l"-; 106), n.; pl. {Cordialities} (-t[i^]z). [LL. cordialitas, fr. cordialis sincere: cf. F. cordialit['e].] 1. Relation to the heart. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

That the ancients had any respect of cordiality or reference unto the heart, will much be doubted. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. Sincere affection and kindness; warmth of regard; heartiness. --Motley. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cordiality — Cor*dial i*ty (k[^o]r*j[a^]l [i^]*t[y^] or k[^o]r d[i^]*[a^]l ; 106), n.; pl. {Cordialities} ( t[i^]z). [LL. cordialitas, fr. cordialis sincere: cf. F. cordialit[ e].] 1. Relation to the heart. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That the ancients had any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cordiality — /kawr jal i tee, kawr jee al / or, esp. Brit., / dee al /, n., pl. cordialities for 2. 1. cordial quality or feeling. 2. an expression of cordial feeling. [1590 1600; CORDIAL + ITY] Syn. 1. warmth, friendliness, geniality, heartiness. * * * …   Universalium

  • cordiality — /ˌkɔdiˈæləti/ (say .kawdee aluhtee) noun (plural cordialities) 1. cordial quality or feeling. 2. an instance or expression of cordial feeling …   Australian English dictionary

  • cordiality — [kôr΄jē al′ə tē, kôr jal′ə tē; ] chiefly Brit [ kôr΄dē al′ə tē] n. 1. cordial quality; warm, friendly feeling 2. pl. cordialities a warm, friendly act or remark …   English World dictionary

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