Origin of decadence
Examples from the Web for decadency
And then came a decadency, like a wagon rolling out of ear-shot.The Voodoo Gold Trail|Walter Walden
All in Uxmal proclaims the decadency of art, the relaxation of morals, the depravity of customs, the lewdness of the inhabitants.
The census of 1850 furnishes the following facts connected with the decadency of the Southern soil.Foot-prints of a letter carrier|James Rees
Word Origin for decadence
1540s, from Middle French décadence (early 15c.), from Medieval Latin decadentia "decay," from decadentem (nominative decadens) "decaying," present participle of decadere "to decay," from Latin de- "apart, down" (see de-) + cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)). Used of periods in art since 1852, on French model.