Disusage Dis*us"age, n. Gradual cessation of use or custom; neglect of use; disuse. [R.] --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

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  • abolition — I noun abolishment, abrogation, annihilation, annulment, cancellation, defeasance, deposal, destruction, desuetude, discontinuance, dissolutio, dissolution, disusage, disuse, elimination, eradication, extermination, extinction, extinguishment,… …   Law dictionary

  • disuse — I noun abandonment, abolishment, abolition, abstinence, archaism, cessation of use, decay, desuetude, discontinuance, discontinuation, disregard, disusage, failure to use, ignorement, inattention, inusitation, neglect, nonemployment, nonuse,… …   Law dictionary

  • nonuse — non·use /ˌnän yüs/ n 1: failure to use nonuse of land 2: the fact or condition of not being used Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • disuse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of use Nouns 1. disuse, forbearance, abstinence; obsoleteness, [planned] obsolescence; relinquishment; cessation, discontinuance; abandonment; castaway, throwaway, reject. Informal, cold storage.… …   English dictionary for students

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