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Origin of desuetude
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
Word Origin 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).