descension

descension

[dih-sen-shuhn]
noun
1.
Astrology. the part of the zodiac in which the influence of a planet is weakest. Compare exaltation ( def 6 ).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English descensioun < Old French descension < Latin dēscēnsiōn- (stem of dēscēnsiō), equivalent to dēscēns(us) (past participle of dēscendere to descend) + -iōn- -ion

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