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conformity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conformity  \Con*form"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Conformities}.  [Cf.  F. 
  conformit['e].] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conformity 
  n  1:  correspondence  in  form  or  appearance  [syn:  {conformance}] 
  2:  acting  according  to  certain  accepted  standards  [syn:  {conformation}, 
  {compliance},  {abidance}]  [ant:  {disobedience},  {nonconformity}] 
  3:  orthodoxy  in  thoughts  and  belief  [syn:  {conformism}]  [ant:  {nonconformity}] 
  4:  concurrence  of  opinion;  "we  are  in  accord  with  your 
  proposal"  [syn:  {accord},  {accordance}] 
  5:  hardened  conventionality  [syn:  {ossification}] 




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