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1. (Law) Scots law a statement of facts presented by the plaintiff in a cause
2. a less common word for condescension


(ˌkɒn dəˈsɛn ʃən)

1. an act or instance of condescending.
2. behavior that is patronizing or condescending.
3. voluntary assumption of equality with a person regarded as inferior.
[1635–45; < Late Latin condēscēnsiō. See con-, descension]
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Superciliously indulgent treatment, especially of those considered inferior:
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