sedulity

[si-doo-li-tee, -dyoo-]
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Origin of sedulity

1535–45; < Latin sēdulitās, equivalent to sēdul(us) sedulous + -itās -ity
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Examples from the Web for sedulity

Historical Examples of sedulity

  • There is nothing more operative than sedulity and diligence.

    Book of Wise Sayings

    W. A. Clouston

  • To the best of their ability the four strove to shield her without her being able to perceive their sedulity.

    The Unwilling Vestal

    Edward Lucas White


Word Origin and History for sedulity
n.

1540s, from Latin sedulitas "assiduity, application," noun of quality from sedulus (see sedulous).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper