desuetude

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disuse, obsolescence (for example, the state of a custom that is no longer observed nor practised)

we of the house of Ravenswood do our endeavour in keeping up, by all just and lawful exertion of our baronial authority, that due and fitting connexion betwixt superior and vassal, which is in some danger of falling into desuetude, owing to the general license and misrule of these present unhappy times.

{n} the discontinuence of a custom, disuse
{i} state of nonuse, neglect
a state of inactivity or disuse
The cessation of use; disuse; discontinuance of practice, custom, or fashion
fallen into desuetude
be in a state of disuse
desuetude

    Hyphenation

    des·ue·tude

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    Etymology

    [ 'de-swi-"tüd, -"tyüd ] (noun.) 15th century. Middle English dissuetude, from Latin desuetudo, from desuescere to become unaccustomed, from de- + suescere to become accustomed; akin to Latin sodalis comrade; more at SIB.

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