In his [Sir Stephen Sedley]'s view:
The notion that the prime function of human rights and indeed the Rule of law is to protect the weak against the strong is not mere sentimentality.
Source: p 43, The English Legal System 2012-2013, Gary Slapper
- What's the big picture behind similarities and differences? I ask not only about sentimentality here. I can't access this resource, so I resorted to Etymonline:
-ism: suffix forming nouns of action, state, condition, doctrine
.-ity: suffix forming abstract nouns from adjectives, meaning "condition or quality of being __,
2. When are these suffixes redundant, and does the noun itself suffice?