desuetude


noun

  1. the state of being no longer used or practiced.

noun

  1. formal the condition of not being in use or practice; disusethose ceremonies had fallen into desuetude
n.

1620s, from Middle French désuétude (16c.), from Latin desuetudo “disuse,” from desuetus, past participle of desuescere “become unaccustomed to,” from de- “away, from” (see de-) + suescere “become used to” (see mansuetude).

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