labefaction

noun lab·e·fac·tion \ ˌlabəˈfakshən \

Definition of labefaction

plural -s
: a weakening or impairment especially of moral principles or civil order : downfall, overthrow

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Origin and Etymology of labefaction

Late Latin labefaction-, labefactio, from Latin labefactus (past participle of labefacere to cause to totter, shake, from labare to totter + facere to make) + -ion-, -io -ion


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