noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Medieval Latin entitas, from Latin ent-, ens existing thing, from coined present participle of esse to be — more at is Date: 1596 1. a. being, existence; especially independent, separate, or self-contained existence b. the existence of a thing as contrasted with its attributes 2. something that has separate and distinct existence and objective or conceptual reality 3. an organization (as a business or governmental unit) that has an identity separate from those of its members

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