Examples from the Web for desuetude
Among certain indulgent officials these enactments had been allowed to fall into desuetude.
She had left them a Social Position—one, which even after twenty years of desuetude, was fit for use.The Shape of Fear|Elia W. Peattie
The more childish forms of ancient superstition, such as the use of ephods and teraphim, had fallen into desuetude.The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings|F. W. Farrar
Desuetude begets incompetence—the dare-not soon becomes the cannot.The Impending Crisis of the South|Hinton Rowan Helper
But the whole history of Israel shows how utterly and how early the law must have fallen into desuetude.Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions|Thomas H. Huxley
British Dictionary definitions for desuetude
Word Origin for desuetude
Word Origin and History for desuetude
1620s, from Middle French désuétude (16c.), from Latin desuetudo "disuse," from desuetus, past participle of desuescere "become unaccustomed to," from de- "away, from" (see de-) + suescere "become used to" (see mansuetude).