Dubiety Du*bi"e*ty, n.; pl. {Dubieties}. [L. dubietas, fr. dubius. See {Dubious}.] Doubtfulness; uncertainty; doubt. [R.] --Lamb. ``The dubiety of his fate.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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