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Webster

English Word:

labefaction


English Pronunciation:

lab•e•fac•tion


Noun:


⇨Etymology

See Labefy.


⇨Definition

The act of labefying or making weak; the state of being weakened; decay; ruin. There is in it such a labefaction of all principles as may be injurious to morality. Johnson.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From Latin labefaciō (labo to totter + facio to make).


Noun:

labefaction (uncountable) (rare) The act of shaking or weakening or the resulting state; overthrow, ruination. 1963, C. N. Stavrou , "Religion in Byron's Don Juan," Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, vol. 3, no. 4, p. 590, Man's labefaction did not occur in time past; nor does it wait upon time future. 1968, "The Casualty Loss Deduction and Consumer Expectation: Section 165(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code," The University of Chicago Law Review, vol. 36, no. 1, p. 224 (citing 54 F.2d 537 (2d Cir. 1931)), The court found "simply a steady labefaction from wind and weather more rapid than usual because of structural defects."


Reference:

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