Finality
Finality Fi*nal"i*ty, n.; pl. {Finalities}. [L. finalitas the being last.] 1. The state of being final, finished, or complete; a final or conclusive arrangement; a settlement. --Baxter. [1913 Webster]

2. The relation of end or purpose to its means. --Janet. [1913 Webster]


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  • finality — fi|nal|i|ty [ faı næləti ] noun uncount FORMAL the fact or feeling that something has ended and has no possible future: the finality of death There was a terrible air of finality about the whole occasion …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • finality — UK [faɪˈnælətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] formal the fact or feeling that something has ended and has no possible future the finality of death There was a terrible air of finality about the whole occasion …   English dictionary

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