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solemnitya formality necessary to validate a deed, act or contract.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
SOLEMNITY. The formality established by law to render a contract, agreement,
or other act valid.
2. A marriage, for example, would not be valid if made in jest, and without solemnity. Vide Marriage, and Dig. 4, 1, 7; Id. 45, 1, 30.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.