Definition for RAR'I-TY

RAR'I-TY, n. [Fr. rareté; L. raritas.]

  1. Uncommonness; infrequency. Far from being fond of a flower for its rarity. – Spectator.
  2. A thing valued for its scarcity. I saw three rarities of different kinds, which pleased me more than any other shows in the place. – Addison.
  3. Thinness; tenuity; opposed to density; as, the rarity of air. – Digby.

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