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Another word for formality

  1. Strict observance of social conventions

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  2. A conventional social gesture or act without intrinsic purpose

      1. A ceremony in which the actions and wording follow a prescribed form and order.
      2. The body of ceremonies or rites used in a place of worship or by an organization:
      3. A book of rites or ceremonial forms.
      1. The shape and structure of an object:
      2. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal; figure:
      3. A model of the human figure or part of it used for displaying clothes.
      1. A formal act or set of acts performed as prescribed by ritual or custom:
      2. A conventional social gesture or act of courtesy:
      3. A formal act without intrinsic purpose; an empty form:

Another word for formality

  1. Propriety

  2. Custom

      1. The state, quality, or character of being conventional.
      2. A conventional act, idea, or practice.
      1. A formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates, as of a political party, fraternal society, profession, or industry.
      2. The body of persons attending such an assembly:
      3. An agreement between states, sides, or military forces, especially an international agreement dealing with a specific subject, such as the treatment of prisoners of war.
      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.