Middle English from Latin dissolūtuspast participle ofdissolvereto dissolvedissolve
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English dissolute, from Latindissolutus.
Dissolute Sentence Examples
She married a dissolute and brutal actor of the name of Reddish.
At the same time her undisguised impatience of the cumbrous court etiquette shocked many people, and her taste for pleasure led her to seek the society of the comte d'Artois and his young and dissolute circle.
The church offered the richest field for exploitation, and in spite of his dissolute life he impudently prayed the regent to give him the archbishopric of Cambray, the richest in France.
The word "rake" has been used since the 17th century in the sense of a man of a dissolute or dissipated character.
Weak, foolish and dissolute, she made her reign one long scandal, which reduced the kingdom to the lowest depths of degradation.