noun, plural gen·er·al·i·ties.
- an indefinite, unspecific, or undetailed statement: to speak in generalities about human rights.
- a general principle, rule, or law.
- the greater part or majority: the generality of people.
- the state or quality of being general.
noun plural -ties
- a principle or observation having general application, esp when imprecise or unable to be proved
- the state or quality of being general
- archaic the majority
c.1400, from Old French generalité, from Latin generalitatem (nominative generalitas) “generality,” from generalis (see general (adj.)). Related: Generalities. Form generalty is attested from late 14c.