immanity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin immānitās.

Noun[edit]

immanity (plural immanities)

  1. (obsolete) Hugeness, great size.
  2. (obsolete) Enormity, outrageous cruelty or savagery.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, II.i.4.2:
      ‘Barbarous immanity’ (Melancthon terms it) ‘and folly to be deplored, so to contemn the percepts of health […].’