From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jollity \Jol"li*ty\, n. [From Jolly: cf. OF. joliet['e],
   Noisy mirth; gayety; merriment; festivity; boisterous
   enjoyment. --Chaucer.
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         All now was turned to jollity and game.  --Milton.
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         He with a proud jollity commanded him to leave that
         quarrel only for him, who was only worthy to enter into
         it.                                      --Sir P.

   Syn: Merriment; mirth; gayety; festivity; hilarity.
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