From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gravity \Grav"i*ty\, n.; pl. Gravities. [L. gravitas, fr.
   gravis heavy; cf. F. gravit['e]. See Grave, a., Grief.]
   1. The state of having weight; beaviness; as, the gravity of
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   2. Sobriety of character or demeanor. "Men of gravity and
      learning." --Shak.
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