entirety
en·tire·ty n pl -ties
1: the state of being entire or complete
2: an undivided whole; specif: an interest in real property that cannot be divided compare moiety
by the entirety also by the entireties: by a husband and wife with undivided interests in the whole estate and a right of survivorship
an estate held by the entireties see also tenancy by the entirety at tenancy

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

entirety
I noun accumulation, aggregate, all, amount, assemblage, collectiveness, collectivity, completeness, completion, comprehensiveness, congeries, ensemble, entire amount, entireness, everything, exhaustiveness, fullness, gross, gross amount, inclusiveness, indiscerptibility, indiscerptibleness, intactness, lot, lump, mass, sum total, totality, totalness, totus, undiminished quantity, undividedness, whole, wholeness associated concepts: entirety clause, tenants by the entirety, tenants in common II index aggregate, finality, sum (total), totality, whole

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


entirety
n. The whole of a thing; something incapable of being divided.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


entirety
The whole, in contradistinction to a moiety or part only. When land is conveyed to husband and wife, they do not take by moieties, but both are seised of the entirety. Parceners, on the other hand, have not an entirety of interest, but each is properly entitled to the whole of a distinct moiety.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


entirety
The whole, in contradistinction to a moiety or part only. When land is conveyed to husband and wife, they do not take by moieties, but both are seised of the entirety. Parceners, on the other hand, have not an entirety of interest, but each is properly entitled to the whole of a distinct moiety.

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  • entirety — also entierty, mid 14c., enterete, from Anglo Fr. entiertie, O.Fr. entiereté totality, entirety; integrity, purity, from L. integritatem (nom. integritas) completeness, soundness, integrity, from integer (see INTEGER (Cf. integer)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • entirety — [en tīr′tē, intīr′tē] n. pl. entireties [ME enterete < OFr entiereté] 1. the state or fact of being entire; wholeness; completeness 2. an entire thing; whole; total 3. Law undivided or sole possession in its entirety as a whole; completely …   English World dictionary

  • Entirety — En*tire ty, n.; pl. {Entireness}. [OF. entieret[ e]. Cf. {Integrity}.] 1. The state of being entire; completeness; as, entirely of interest. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is entire; the whole. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • entirety — en|tir|e|ty [ınˈtaıərıti US ˈtaır ] n formal 1.) in its/their entirety including every part ▪ The film has been shown in its entirety for the first time. 2.) the entirety of sth formal the whole of something ▪ We stayed in the hotel throughout… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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