What is the meaning of instrumentality?


  • A subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose.
    • usage: "are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate"; "he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement"
  • The quality of being instrumental for some purpose.
  • An artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end.
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