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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Originality \O*rig`i*nal"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F. originalit['e].] 1. The quality or state of being original. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Ability to create new and original ideas, works of art, theories, etc.; ability to express oneself in an original manner; creativity; -- of people. [PJC]