I have seen the word applicality being used at some places but couldn’t find its meaning when I looked it up on the internet. Example usage:

But because law doesn’t exist doesn’t mean it can’t be argued in court of the applicality of new technology and intent of previous laws.¹

Is there really a word like that? If yes, in what context do we use it and how is it different from the work applicability?

closed as too localized by FumbleFingers, Andrew Leach, Mark Beadles, MetaEd, tchrist Feb 9 '13 at 13:59

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    What's wrong with applicability? It is the noun formed from applicable. – Robusto Jan 11 '13 at 13:17
  • There is nothing wrong with applicability. I want to know if there a word like applicality exists because I have seen it being used at some places. – puffadder Jan 11 '13 at 13:23
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    I suspect that the writer is not skilled. "...argued in court of the..." isn't right, which casts doubt on applicality anyway. When giving a citation of this type, it's best to include a link in order that the entire context can be considered. – Andrew Leach Jan 11 '13 at 13:24
  • What @Andrew said. Here's the original of OP's example. But even from the sentence cited, it's clear the writer is not a competent English speaker, so I think this is Too Localised. – FumbleFingers Jan 11 '13 at 13:28
  • Or, if competent, then certainly not careful. In such fora, care in writing tends to be of lower importance than arguing one's point. I'm content this is Too Localised unless it can be shown not to be. – Andrew Leach Jan 11 '13 at 13:42

Any mentions of applicality are very likely typos of applicability. Even Wiktionary doesn't list the former word, so I highly doubt it's accepted by almost anyone.

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