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a suffix used to form abstract nouns expressing state, condition, or quality: jollity; civility; Latinity; variability.
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Origin of -ity

Variant of -itie,Middle English -ite<Old French <Latin -itāt- (stem of -itās); in many words representing Latin -itās directly
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British Dictionary definitions for -ity

-ity

suffix forming nouns
indicating state or conditiontechnicality

Word Origin for -ity

from Old French -ite, from Latin -itās
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