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mansuetude

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Etymology

Old French mansuétude or [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] mansuetudo, from manus (hand) + suetus (accustomed).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'mænswɪtju:d/

Noun

Singular
mansuetude

Plural
-

mansuetude (-)
  1. (archaic) gentleness, meekness
    • 1972, Patrick O'Brian, Post Captain:
      Quo me rapis? Quo indeed. My whole conduct, meekness, mansuetude, voluntary abasement, astonishes me.

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