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
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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.
Des activistes de la societe civile et des chercheurs dans le patrimoine algerien intensifient les appels a l'effet de retablir l'identite algerienne du haik, le reconnaitre patrimoine vestimentaire national et, pourquoi pas, labelliser cet habit traditionnel avant qu'il ne tombe en desuetude.
57) Finally, the common-law writ system itself fell into desuetude as simplified pleading, embodied in the 1934 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, came to dominate judicial practice.
This Article demonstrates that the Clause also incorporates the common law doctrine of desuetude, which holds that a once traditional punishment can become "unusual" if it falls out of usage long enough to show a stable multigenerational consensus against it.
Years of neglect and desuetude had turned it into a railway graveyard.
Holdsworth en situe l'apparition en 1202 (51); techniquement, son abolition date d'une loi de 1825 (52) mais il tomba en desuetude plus d'un siecle auparavant.
Piva expose de facon precise comment, a travers un systeme elabore de citations et d'autocitations, l'auteur ne cesse en effet de reecrire les textes, de revisiter les motifs, et tout son art reside dans ce que Piva appelle une "hybridation de l'ecriture chateaubriandienne" qui, a la maniere d'une mosaique, reconstruit, reinvente et replace dans un contexte contemporain des figures en possible voie de desuetude.
Desuetude is an ancient and unconventional legal doctrine that empowers courts to suspend the operation of a statute after a long period of intentional governmental nonenforcement and notorious public disregard for it.
Existe-t-il preuve plus symbolique et plus caracteristique que la regle de la chose presumee pour expliquer le dysfonctionnement et la desuetude du processus d'examen du Budget des depenses et des credits?
aesthetic that lay in desuetude awaiting reignition.
Les bonnes moralites tombent, pour eux, en desuetude.