Inusitation \In*u"si*ta"tion\, n. Lack of use; disuse. [R.] --Paley. [1913 Webster]

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  • inusitation — index desuetude, disuse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inusitation — / āˈshən/ noun Disuse • • • Main Entry: ↑inusitate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Desuetude — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Desuetude >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 desuetude desuetude disusage Sgm: N 1 obsolescence obsolescence disuse &c. 678 Sgm: N 1 want of habit want of habit want of practice Sgm: N 1 inusitation inusitation …   English dictionary for students

  • Disuse — Dis*use , n. Cessation of use, practice, or exercise; inusitation; desuetude; as, the limbs lose their strength by disuse. [1913 Webster] The disuse of the tongue in the only . . . remedy. Addison. [1913 Webster] Church discipline then fell into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • desuetude — de·sue·tude / de swi ˌtüd, ˌtyüd; di sü ə ˌtüd/ n [Latin desuetudo disuse, from desuescere to lose the habit of]: a doctrine holding that a statute may be abrogated because of its long disuse Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster.… …   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

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