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mansuetude

[ man-swi-tood, -tyood ]
/ ˈmæn swɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /
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noun
mildness; gentleness: the mansuetude of Christian love.
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Origin of mansuetude

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin mānsuētūdō tameness, mildness, equivalent to mānsuē-, base of mānsuēscere to become tame, mild (man(us) hand + suēscere to become accustomed) + -tūdō-tude
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British Dictionary definitions for mansuetude

mansuetude
/ (ˈmænswɪˌtjuːd) /

noun
archaic gentleness or mildness

Word Origin for mansuetude

C14: from Latin mansuētūdō, from mansuētus, past participle of mansuēscere to make tame by handling, from manus hand + suescēre to train
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