realty

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French realité (property, possession).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹil̩ti/, /ˈɹiəlti/

Usage notes[edit]

  • Pronunciation /ɹiləti/ is usually considered incorrect.

Noun[edit]

realty (countable and uncountable, plural realties)

  1. real estate; a piece of real property; land.
  2. (law) The property that goes to the heirs of the deceased, as distinguished from the personalty, which goes to the executor or administrator of the estate.
  3. (obsolete) reality
  4. (obsolete) loyalty; faithfulness; fealty
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)O heaven! That such resemblance of the highest Should yet remain, where faith and realty Remain not (Milton, Paradise Lost, VI 114-116)
  5. (obsolete) royalty

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