(1) That which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)
From Medieval Latin entitas < Latin, present participle of esse, "to be".
- That which has a distinct existence as an individual unit. Often used for organisations which have no physical form.
- An existent something that has the properties of being real, and having a real existence.
- An organized array or set of individual elements or parts.
- The state or quality of being or existence.
- The group successfully maintains its tribal entity.
- Quotation: The policy of the government of the United States is to seek . . . to preserve Chinese territorial and administrative entity -- G.F.Kennan