descension

[ dih-sen-shuh n ]
/ dɪˈsɛn ʃən /

noun

Astrology. the part of the zodiac in which the influence of a planet is weakest.Compare exaltation(def 6).

Origin of descension

1350–1400; Middle English descensioun < Old French descension < Latin dēscēnsiōn- (stem of dēscēnsiō), equivalent to dēscēns(us) (past participle of dēscendere to descend) + -iōn- -ion
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Examples from the Web for descension

  • It marks a descension from the higher plane reached by the vigorous pioneers who planted and reared our social tree.

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  • When there should have been an ascension there was a descension.