condescendence

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From French condescendance, from condescendre, from Late Latin condescendere (to let oneself down, stoop, condescend), from Latin com- (together) + descendere (to come down). See condescend.

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condescendence (countable and uncountable, plural condescendences)

  1. The act of condescending; voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors, condescension. [1]
  2. (Scotland, law) An articulate statement annexed to a summons, setting forth the allegations in fact upon which an action is founded.[2]

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