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desuetude


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Desuetude  \Des"ue*tude\,  n.  [L.  desuetudo,  from  desuescere  to 
  grow  out  of  use  disuse;  de  +  suescere  to  become  used  or 
  accustomed:  cf  F.  d['e]su['e]tude.  See  {Custom}.] 
  The  cessation  of  use  disuse;  discontinuance  of  practice, 
  custom,  or  fashion. 
 
  The  desuetude  abrogated  the  law,  which  before  custom 
  had  established.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  desuetude 
  n  :  a  state  of  inactivity  or  disuse 




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