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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Congruity  \Con*gru"i*ty\  (?  or  ?),  n.;  pl  {Congruities}.  [Cf. 
  F.  congruit?.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  congruity 
  n  :  the  quality  of  agreeing;  being  suitable  and  appropriate 
  [syn:  {congruousness},  {congruence}]  [ant:  {incongruity}, 
  {incongruity}] 




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