Definition for FA-CIL'I-TY

FA-CIL'I-TY, n. [Fr. facilité; L. facilitas, from facilis, easy.]

  1. Easiness to be performed; freedom from difficulty; ease. He performed the work or operation with great facility. Though facility and hope of success might invite some other choice. Bacon.
  2. Ease of performance; readiness proceeding from skill or use; dexterity. Practice gives a wonderful facility in executing works of art.
  3. Pliancy; ductility; easiness to be persuaded; readiness of compliance, usually in a bad sense, implying a disposition to yield to solicitations to evil. It Is a grant error to take facility for good nature: tenderness without discretion, is no better than a more pardonable folly. L'Estrange.
  4. Easiness of access; complaisance; condescension; affability. He offers himself to the visits of a friend with facility. South.

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