noun, plural gen·er·al·i·ties.

  1. an indefinite, unspecific, or undetailed statement: to speak in generalities about human rights.
  2. a general principle, rule, or law.
  3. the greater part or majority: the generality of people.
  4. the state or quality of being general.

noun plural -ties

  1. a principle or observation having general application, esp when imprecise or unable to be proved
  2. the state or quality of being general
  3. 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.

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