Why was clemency trending last week?
1690s, from senescent + -ence. Related: Scenescency (1660s).
1650s, from Latin senescentem (nominative scenescens), present participle of senescere "to grow old," from senex "old" (see senile).
senescence se·nes·cence (sĭ-něs'əns)n. The process of growing old; aging.
senescent se·nes·cent (sĭ-něs'ənt)adj. Growing old; aging.