caducity

caducity

[kuh-doo-si-tee, -dyoo-]
noun
1.
the infirmity or weakness of old age; senility.
2.
frailty; transitoriness: the caducity of life.

Origin:
1760–1770; < French caducité, equivalent to caduc caducous + -ité -ity

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caducity (kəˈdjuːsɪtɪ)
 
n
1.  perishableness
2.  senility
 
[C18: from French, from Latin cadūcuscaducous]

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