Definition of necessity:

part of speech: noun

That which must be; compulsion; need; poverty.

part of speech: noun

That which is necessary or unavoidable: compulsion: need: poverty.

part of speech: noun

The state or quality of being absolutely needed or indispensable; that which is unavoidable or which cannot be done without; compulsion; extreme poverty.

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A long narrow hall, or place for walking; the upper seats of a theater, church, assembly room, etc.; the occupants of such parts of a building; a building, or room, used for the exhibition of works of art, etc.; a covered passage in a work for defense or for communication; a balcony. ...