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condescendence

[kon-duh-sen-duh ns]
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noun
  1. condescension.
  2. Scot. a list or specification of particulars.

Origin of condescendence

First recorded in 1630–40; condescend + -ence
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Examples from the Web for condescendence

Historical Examples

  • Howsever, its no worth my condescendence to lose my temper wi the like o her.

    The Entail

    John Galt

  • "Revise the condescendence there, Drumwhussle," replied the laird.

  • Well, fortune is apt to circumduce the term upon us; but I think she may allow you to revise your condescendence.

  • "Revise that part o' the condescendence, Mrs Drumwhussle," said the laird, in allusion to the said insinuation.

  • Sae we'll just revise the condescendence, an' tak better care for time to come.


British Dictionary definitions for condescendence

condescendence

noun
  1. Scots law a statement of facts presented by the plaintiff in a cause
  2. a less common word for condescension
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Word Origin and History for condescendence

n.

1630s, from French condescendance, from condescendre, from Latin condescendere (see condescend).

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