noun[mass noun] • archaic or • literary
- Swiftness of movement.More example sentences
- An individual's crime calculus is influenced by three factors: certainty, severity, and celerity of punishment.
- Nowhere does fear do its work with more celerity and less constraint than in the financial markets, which often flee even from their own shadows.
- Coerced abstinence reflects a shift in emphasis from the severity of potential sanctions for continued drug use to a focus on the certainty and celerity of consequences of use as the primary mechanism for changing offender behavior.
late 15th century: from Old French celerite, from Latin celeritas, from celer 'swift'.
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