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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Generality \Gen`er*al"i*ty\, n.; pl. Generalities. [L. generalitas: cf. F. g['e]n['e]ralit['e]. Cf. Generalty.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state of being general; the quality of including species or particulars. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is general; that which lacks specificalness, practicalness, or application; a general or vague statement or phrase. [1913 Webster] Let us descend from generalities to particulars. --Landor. [1913 Webster] The glittering and sounding generalities of natural right which make up the Declaration of Independence. --R. Choate. [1913 Webster] 3. The main body; the bulk; the greatest part; as, the generality of a nation, or of mankind. [1913 Webster]