mansuetude


man·sue·tude

noun \ˈman(t)-swi-ˌtüd, man-ˈsü-ə-, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of MANSUETUDE

:  the quality or state of being gentle :  meekness, tameness

Origin of MANSUETUDE

Middle English, from Latin mansuetudo, from mansuescere to tame, from manus hand + suescere to accustom; akin to Greek ēthos custom — more at manual, sib
First Known Use: 14th century

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