Con·form·i·ty n.; pl. Conformities .
1. Correspondence in form, manner, or character; resemblance; agreement; congruity; -- followed by to, with, or between.
By our conformity to God. --Tillotson.
The end of all religion is but to draw us to a conformity with God. --Dr. H.More.
A conformity between the mental taste and the sensitive taste. --Addison.
2. Eng. Eccl. Hist. Compliance with the usages of the Established Church.
The king [James I.] soon afterward put forth a proclamation requiring all ecclesiastical and civil officers to do their duty by enforcing conformity. --Hallam.
n 1: correspondence in form or appearance [syn: conformance]
2: acting according to certain accepted standards [syn: conformation,
compliance, abidance] [ant: disobedience, nonconformity]
3: orthodoxy in thoughts and belief [syn: conformism] [ant: nonconformity]
4: concurrence of opinion; "we are in accord with your
proposal" [syn: accord, accordance]
5: hardened conventionality [syn: ossification]