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1. The quality or state of being white; white colour, or freedom from darkness or obscurity on the surface.
2. Want of a sanguineous tinge; paleness; as from terror, grief, etc. The whiteness in thy cheek.
3. Freedom from stain or blemish; purity; cleanness. He had kept The whiteness of his soul, and thus men o'er him wept. (Byron)
5. (Science: zoology) A flock of swans.
Origin: AS. Hwitness.