What does the word generality mean?

Usage examples for generality

  1. Certainly; by doing so he will, in the generality of instances, be almost instantly relieved. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  2. He was of those men who treat and speak of women as a class- creatures to be dealt with successfully according to generality and maxim. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman