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habitude

[hab-i-tood, -tyood] /ˈhæb ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
customary condition or character:
a healthy mental habitude.
2.
a habit or custom:
traditional habitudes of kindliness and courtesy.
3.
Obsolete. familiar relationship.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin habitūdō. See habit1, -tude
Related forms
habitudinal, adjective
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  • What had formerly been habitude and trifling, was now grown seriousness and inclination.
British Dictionary definitions for habitude

habitude

/ˈhæbɪˌtjuːd/
noun
1.
(rare) habit or tendency
Derived Forms
habitudinal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for habitude
n.

"custom, habit," c.1400, from Old French habitude (14c.), from Latin habitudinem (nominative habitudo) "condition, appearance, habit," from past participle stem of habere (see habit (n.)). Related: Habitudinal (late 14c.).

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