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senectitude

[si-nek-ti-tood, -tyood] /sɪˈnɛk tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
the last stage of life; old age.
Origin
1790-1800
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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