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A byproduct of customs and morals, derived where formality is already "dead" or out-dated and, popularly, seens to prevent progress or simply kills usable time with something unimportant.
Tying ties for special occasions such as a job interview or marriages with the Double-windsor knot is a formality just as much as using a Three piece suit with three buttons and single breasted.
by Chaotic_Neutral May 10, 2012
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Pretending to be interested in a girl when truthfully you just want sex.
Scott: What are we doing?

Jane: Watching a movie.

Scott: But why...

Jane: I don't know.

Scott: Let's skip the formalities. C'mon to my room.

Jane: Okay.
by Miss. Thang Thang July 08, 2009
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