the quality or state of being inveterate or deeply ingrained: the inveteracy of people's prejudices.

Origin of inveteracy

First recorded in 1710–20; inveter(ate) + -acy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for inveteracy

1690s, from inveterate + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper