Cordiality Cor*dial"i*ty (k[^o]r*j[a^]l"[i^]*t[y^] or k[^o]r`d[i^]*[a^]l"-; 106), n.; pl. {Cordialities} (-t[i^]z). [LL. cordialitas, fr. cordialis sincere: cf. F. cordialit['e].] 1. Relation to the heart. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

That the ancients had any respect of cordiality or reference unto the heart, will much be doubted. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. Sincere affection and kindness; warmth of regard; heartiness. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

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