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congruity Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate
    congruousness; congruence.
WordNet

Con*gru"i*ty noun
Etymology
Cf. F. congruit.
Wordforms
plural Congruities
Definitions
  1. The state or quality of being congruous; the relation or agreement between things; fitness; harmony; correspondence; consistency.
    With what congruity doth the church of Rome deny that her enemies do at all appertain to the church of Christ? Hooker.
    A whole sentence may fail of its congruity by wanting one particle. Sir P. Sidney.
  2. (Geom.) Coincidence, as that of lines or figures laid over one another.
  3. (Scholastic Theol.) That, in an imperfectly good persons, which renders it suitable for God to bestow on him gifts of grace.

Webster 1913


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