desuetude


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des·ue·tude

 (dĕs′wĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
A state of disuse or inactivity.

[French désuétude, from Latin dēsuētūdō, from dēsuētus, past participle of dēsuēscere, to put out of use : dē-, de- + suēscere, to become accustomed; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]

desuetude

(dɪˈsjuːɪˌtjuːd; ˈdɛswɪtjuːd)
n
formal the condition of not being in use or practice; disuse: those ceremonies had fallen into desuetude.
[C15: from Latin dēsuētūdō, from dēsuescere to lay aside a habit, from de- + suescere to grow accustomed]

des•ue•tude

(ˈdɛs wɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
the state of being no longer used or practiced.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin dēsuētūdo, derivative of dēsuē-, variant s. of dēsuēscere to lose the habit of, unlearn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.desuetude - a state of inactivity or disuse
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity - the state of being inactive

desuetude

noun
The quality or state of being obsolete:
Translations
käyttöpoistuminen

desuetude

[dɪˈsjʊɪtjuːd] N (frm) → desuso m
to fall into desuetudecaer en desuso

desuetude

n (form) to fall into desuetudeaußer Gebrauch kommen
References in classic literature ?
Gradually, the staircase that led to the garret, and even the passage-way to the staircase, were avoided by every one in the house, from every one fearing to speak of it, and the legend was gradually falling into desuetude.
This old house had wasted--more from desuetude than it would have wasted from use, twenty years for one.
In reflecting the glossematics of the Institutes in his own use of quotation and lapidary comment, Pound strives to mime Coke's retrieval of a body of laws which has fallen into desuetude, old laws being, by implication, more reliable than new ones.
preface to the collection claimed that it was designed as material for an unrealized "History of the English Theatre in London" and that it was drawn from "very promiscuous, very extensive, and very uncommon" sources such as "rare old publications" and "things fallen into desuetude.
In one work Valadier offers a eulogy for conscience, and in another he asks whether sensus fidelium has fallen into desuetude.
Despite the Great Powers flagrant denial of Palestinian rights at the time, such denial did not and does not give rise to either their loss or their falling into desuetude.
Of Autonomy, Desuetude, Sexuality, and Marriage, 2003 Sup.
So understood, Lawrence, like Griswold, reflects a distinctly American variation of the old English idea of desuetude.
170) Alas, the CD has fallen into desuetude, blocked
Ces theories biologisantes reprennent du service apres etre tombees en desuetude pendant quelques decennies (Parazelli et al.
I am convinced that one's brain is a muscle, and desuetude can lead to deterioration.
2) Demand for services decline because of falling into desuetude, i.