\\kəˈd(y)üsəd.ē\ noun (-es)
Etymology: French caducité, from caduc falling, decrepit (from Latin caducus) + French -ité -ity
a. : feebleness from age : senility
b. : old age

the housebound old man … in his peaceable caducity — Christopher Morley

3. : lapse

the caducity of a legacy

the caducity of a treaty may also be declared when … the causes which originated it have disappeared — Havana Convention on Treaties

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • caducity — n. frailty, infirmity, senility …   English contemporary dictionary

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