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Strictly conventional behaviour
“He bowed to her, in the distant formality of the rich, and then laughed as his hand caught on his sword, spoiling the movement.”
Something done or happening as a matter of course and without question
“The matter was only a formality for the members at the UDC as they are fully refunded by the Department of the Environment.”
An act or utterance that is a customary show of good manners
“… bowing to your guest is a formality you don't need to perform for me.”
A thing that is done simply to comply with convention, regulations, or custom
“The will was read, but it was a formality.”
Etiquette, protocol
Something said or done as a matter of form
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