Definitions of "formal"
  1. The external shape, organization, or presentation instead of the actual substance or content
  2. The observance of specified, recognized protocols or formalities to be deemed valid or legally enforceable
  3. Theoretical in nature and holding significance only in terms of regulatory compliance or formality
How to use "formal" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer advised that the contract is formal and must follow specific rules to be valid.
  2. The agreement was not considered valid by the court due to the absence of some formal requirements.
  3. The formality of the procedure ensures that the legal outcomes can be enforced by law.

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