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 (kŏl′ĕk-tĭv′ĭ-tē, kə-lĕk′-)
1. The quality or condition of being collective.
2. The people considered as a body or whole.
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n, pl -ties
1. the quality or state of being collective
2. a collective whole or aggregate
3. (Human Geography) people regarded as a whole
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(ˌkɒl ɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. collective character.
2. a collective whole.
3. the people collectively.
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Is collegiality to collectivity as friendship is to love, blander but safer, steadier but less intense, more likely to endure but less likely to innovate and transform?
But both sides continued to clash yesterday over their failure to agree a power-sharing model which would guarantee ministerial accountability and greater collectivity.
Anyone who was around then, of virtually any political colour, will testify to the fact that trade union power was both selfish and wilful greed masquerading as collectivity, and that it brought about its own downfall.