consuetude

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French consuetude, from Latin cōnsuētūdō (custom), from cōnsuēscō (accustom, habituate; accustom oneself), corresponding to con- (with) + suēscō (become accustomed).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɒnswɪtjuːd/

Noun[edit]

consuetude (plural consuetudes)

  1. Custom, familiarity.
    • 1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
      “the stain hath become engrained by time and consuetude; let thy reformation be cautious, as it is just and wise.”

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed rather than inherited from Latin cōnsuētūdō (custom).

Noun[edit]

consuetude f (oblique plural consuetudes, nominative singular consuetude, nominative plural consuetudes)

  1. custom