- mildness; gentleness: the mansuetude of Christian love.
Origin of mansuetude
Examples from the Web for mansuetude
Historical Examples of mansuetude
In any case, the mansuetude of the good emperor was in this respect shielded from all reproach.English Conferences of Ernest Renan
It stands in the history of the present time as a high school for the civility and mansuetude of the people.The Last Harvest
He was positively sheeplike in his mansuetude, whereas I had intended to make him a stern avenger of virtue.A Top-Floor Idyl
George van Schaick
The system has no room for it; even as it has no room for clemency, mansuetude; forbearance towards the weak.From a Cornish Window
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
- archaic gentleness or mildness
Word Origin for mansuetude
"tameness, gentleness, mildness," late 14c., from Latin mansuetudo "tameness, mildness, gentleness," noun of state from past participle stem of mansuescere "to tame," literally "to accustom to the hand," from manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)) + suescere "to accustom, habituate," from PIE *swdh-sko-, from *swedh- (cf. sodality), extended form of root *s(w)e- (see idiom).