senectitude

senectitude

[si-nek-ti-tood, -tyood]
noun
the last stage of life; old age.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Latin senect(ūs) old age (equivalent to senec-, extracted as stem from senex (genitive senis) old man + -tūs abstract noun suffix) + -i- + -tude, on model of plenitude, rectitude, etc.

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