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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cadency  \Ca"den*cy\,  n. 
  Descent  of  related  families;  distinction  between  the  members 
  of  a  family  according  to  their  ages. 
 
  {Marks  of  cadency}  (Her.),  bearings  indicating  the  position 
  of  the  bearer  as  older  or  younger  son,  or  as  a  descendant 
  of  an  older  or  younger  son.  See  {Difference}  (Her.). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cadency 
  n  :  a  recurrent  rhythmical  series  [syn:  {cadence}] 




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