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What is another word for formality?

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Noun
Behavior that is strictly proper, conventional or formal
“He bowed to her, in the distant formality of the rich, and then laughed as his hand caught on his sword, spoiling the movement.”
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Behavior that is impersonal, strictly according to formal etiquette
“His cold formality of manner rendered his periodical visits to Rhoscadzhel somewhat dull to Lord Lamorna.”
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A thing that is done to comply with rules or regulations
“They claimed the lender told them to sign the papers stating a business purpose strictly as a formality.”
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An act performed for ritualistic or ceremonial reasons
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“The ministerial officer of the board must go through the formality of being again sworn as a witness.”
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Courtesy or politeness in the form of an act or remark
“It is perfectly acceptable to bow as a formality simply to show respect.”
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Something that is a certainty or a foregone conclusion
“The Lok Sabha elections are nearing, and Bhau's victory is a mere formality, or is it?”
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The quality of being uncommunicative
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Behavior that conforms to accepted standards of respectability and good breeding
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The quality of being elegant, dignified or classy
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The property of being seemly, appropriateness of conduct or behavior
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Seriousness in bearing or manner
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The state of having a grim or severe manner or appearance
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The quality, state, or condition of being emotionless
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Regularity, restraint
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Loophole; minor detail
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A colourful show or display, as in a pageant
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The state of being frigid
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A formal presentation of one person to another
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Talk or remarks taking place before an action or event
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Strait-lacedness
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