The definition of desuetude is no longer being used.(adjective)
An example of desuetude is the law concerning prohibition of alcohol which is no longer in use because it was repealed.
See desuetude in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L desuetudo < desuetus, pp. of desuescere, to disuse < de-, from + suescere, to be accustomed: see custom
See desuetude in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French désuétude
Origin: , from Latin dēsuētūdō
Origin: , from dēsuētus
Origin: , past participle of dēsuēscere, to put out of use
Origin: : dē-, de-
Origin: + suēscere, to become accustomed; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.
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