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Realitie, Rialité, n. Also: reealeté. [e.m.E. realyte (1550), realitie (1620), real(l)ity, med. L. realitas (1120 in Du Cange), F. réalité (16th c. in Larousse).] a. In rialite, in fact. b. Genuineness, sincerity. — a. The fals herresy of Manacheus that said that … Ihesus tholit nocht werray passioun in rialite bot in aperaunce; Irland Mir. II 34/9.
b. To tak tryell of the realitie of these promises; 1645 Lanark Presb. 39.
Soome … will not haue it beliued that ther is any thing of reealete in the intentions of the Scotes to saue the king; 1648 Hamilton P. (Camden Soc.) 222.

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