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nicety

noun
     
ni‧ce‧ty plural niceties
1 [countable usually plural] a small detail or point of difference, especially one that is usually considered to be part of the correct way of doing something:
social niceties
legal niceties
nicety of
the niceties of political diplomacy
2

to a nicety

formal exactly

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