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From Latin salācītātem, from salāx (salacious, lustful) +‎ -ity.


salacity (usually uncountable, plural salacities)

  1. (uncountable) The state or quality of being salacious; lewdness, obscenity, bawdiness.
    • 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.ii.2:
      Aristotle gives instance in sparrows, which are parum vivaces ob salacitatem, short-lived because of their salacity, which is very frequent […].
  2. (countable) An act which is salacious, (lewd, obscene or bawdy).