Neutrality Neu*tral"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. neutralit['e].] 1. The state or quality of being neutral; the condition of being unengaged in contests between others; state of taking no part on either side; indifference. [1913 Webster]

Men who possess a state of neutrality in times of public danger, desert the interest of their fellow subjects. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. Indifference in quality; a state neither very good nor bad. [Obs.] --Donne. [1913 Webster]

3. (Chem.) The quality or state of being neutral. See {Neutral}, a., 4. [1913 Webster]

4. (International Law) The condition of a nation or government which refrains from taking part, directly or indirectly, in a war between other powers. [1913 Webster]

5. Those who are neutral; a combination of neutral powers or states. [1913 Webster]

{Armed neutrality}, the condition of a neutral power, in time of war, which holds itself ready to resist by force any aggression of either belligerent. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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