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From Latin immānitās.


immanity (countable and uncountable, 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; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , II.i.4.2:
      ‘Barbarous immanity’ (Melancthon terms it) ‘and folly to be deplored, so to contemn the percepts of health []