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  • 1 Caducity — Ca*du ci*ty, n. [LL. caducitas: cf. F. caducit[ e]. See {Caducous}.] Tendency to fall; the feebleness of old age; senility. [R.] [1913 Webster] [A] jumble of youth and caducity. Chesterfield. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 caducity — I noun decadence, decay, decline, decreptitude, degeneracy, deterioration, dotage, feebleness, infirmity of old age, senility, weakness II index deterioration, impuissance, incapacity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 caducity — [kə do͞o′sə tē, kədyo͞o′sə tē] n. [Fr caducité < LL caducitas < L caducus: see CADUCOUS] 1. the quality or state of being perishable 2. senility …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 caducity — kəˈd(y)üsəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: French caducité, from caduc falling, decrepit (from Latin caducus) + French ité ity 1 …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 5 caducity — /keuh dooh si tee, dyooh /, n. 1. the infirmity or weakness of old age; senility. 2. frailty; transitoriness: the caducity of life. [1760 1770; < F caducité, equiv. to caduc CADUCOUS + ité ITY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 6 caducity — ca•du•ci•ty [[t]kəˈdu sɪ ti, ˈdyu [/t]] n. 1) senility 2) transitoriness; fleetingness: the caducity of life[/ex] • Etymology: 1760–1770; < F caducité …

    From formal English to slang

  • 7 caducity — noun Etymology: French caducité, from caduc transitory, from Latin caducus Date: 1769 1. senility 2. the quality of being transitory or perishable …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 caducity — noun a) dotage or senility b) The state of being impermanent or transitory …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 caducity — Synonyms and related words: advanced age, advanced years, age of retirement, an incurable disease, anility, changeableness, childishness, corruptibility, death, debility, decline, decline of life, declining years, decrepitude, dotage, dotardism,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 caducity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being senile: dotage, senility. See YOUTH …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 caducity — n. frailty, infirmity, senility …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 caducity — [kə dju:sɪti] noun literary frailty or transitory nature. ↘the infirmity of old age; senility. Origin C18: from Fr. caducité, from L. caducus (see caducous) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 caducity — n. 1. Tendency to decay, tendency to fall. 2. Decadence, decline, senility, dotage …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 caducity — ca·du·ci·ty …

    English syllables

  • 15 caducity — /kəˈdjusəti/ (say kuh dyoohsuhtee) noun 1. the infirmity of old age; senility. 2. frailty; transitoriness. {French caducité. See caducous} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 deterioration — I noun abasement, abrasion, atrophy, caducity, consumption, corrosion, corruption, debasement, decadence, decay, declension, declination, decomposition, decrepitude, degradation, demission, depreciation, destruction, deteriorcondicio,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 17 Deterioration — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Deterioration >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 deterioration deterioration debasement Sgm: N 1 wane wane ebb Sgm: N 1 recession recession &c. 287 Sgm: N 1 retrogradation retrogradation &c. 283 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 Nümbrecht — Nümbrecht …

    Wikipedia

  • 19 Tommaso Palamidessi — Infobox Philosopher region = Western Philosophy era = 20th century philosophy color = #B0C4DE image size = 200px image caption = name = Tommaso Palamidessi birth = February 16 1915 (Pisa, Italy) death = April 29 1983 (Rome, Italy) school… …

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  • 20 Plato and Platonism — • Greek philosopher (b. c. 428 B.C.) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Plato and Platonism     Plato and Platonism     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia