Viduity Vi*du"i*ty, n. [L. viduitas: cf. F. viduit['e].] Widowhood. [R.] ``Chaste viduity.'' --Ld. Ellenborough. [1913 Webster]

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  • viduity — /vi dooh i tee, dyooh /, n. quality, state, or period of being a widow. [1375 1425; late ME (Scots) viduite < L viduitas, equiv. to vidu(a) WIDOW + itas ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • viduity — noun the state of being a widow; widowhood …   Wiktionary

  • viduity — n. widowhood …   English contemporary dictionary

  • viduity — vi·du·i·ty …   English syllables

  • viduity — /vəˈdjuəti/ (say vuh dyoohuhtee) noun the state of being a widow; widowhood. {Middle English (Scottish) viduite, from Old French, from Latin viduitas} …   Australian English dictionary

  • viduity — /vidyuwatiy/ Widowhood …   Black's law dictionary

  • viduity — Widowhood …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • viduity — və̇ˈd(y)üəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English (Scots) viduite, from Middle French viduité, from Latin viduitat , viduitas, from vidua widow + itat , itas ity : widowhood …   Useful english dictionary

  • Widow — A widow is a woman whose spouse has died. A man whose spouse has died is a widower. The state of having lost one s spouse to death is termed widowhood or (occasionally) viduity. The adjective is widowed.The social status of widows has been an… …   Wikipedia

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