déchoir

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See also: de chóir

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin or Late Latin dēcadēre, from Latin de- and cadere (to fall) (whence also choir). See also the Classical Latin form decidō, decidere. Compare Catalan decaure, Italian decadere, Portuguese decair, Spanish decaer.

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Verb[edit]

déchoir

  1. (literary) to wane (diminish)
  2. (literary) to strip
    déchoir un homme de son titre - to strip a man of his title

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is defective in that it is not conjugated in certain tenses. It has no indicative imperfect form, no imperative form and no present participle. This verb is impersonal and is conjugated only in the third-person singular.

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