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Webster 1913 Edition


Conformity

Con-form′i-ty

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Conformities
(#)
.
[Cf. F.
conformité
.]
1.
Correspondence in form, manner, or character; resemblance; agreement; congruity; – followed by to, with, or between.
By our
conformity
to God.
Tillotson.
The end of all religion is but to draw us to a
conformity
with God.
Dr. H.More.
A
conformity
between the mental taste and the sensitive taste.
Addison.
2.
(Eng. Eccl. Hist.)
Compliance with the usages of the Established Church.
The king [James I.] soon afterward put forth a proclamation requiring all ecclesiastical and civil officers to do their duty by enforcing
conformity
.
Hallam.

Webster 1828 Edition


Conformity

CONFORMITY

,
Noun.
1.
Likeness; correspondence with a model in form or manner; resemblance; agreement; congruity with something else; followed by to or with.
A ship is constructed in conformity to a model, or in conformity with a model.
True happiness consists in conformity of life to the divine law.
2.
Consistency; agreement.
Many instances prove the conformity of the essay with the notions of Hippocrates.
3.
In theology, correspondence in manners and principles; compliance with customs.
Live no in conformity with the world.

Definition 2022


conformity

conformity

English

Noun

conformity (countable and uncountable, plural conformities)

  1. State of things being similar or identical.
  2. A point of resemblance; a similarity.
  3. State of being conforming, of complying with a set of rules, with a norm or standard.
  4. The ideology of adhering to one standard or social uniformity.
    How far should one accept the rules of the society in which one lives? To put it another way: at what point does conformity become corruption? Only by answering such questions does the conscience truly define itself. - Kenneth Tynan

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