labefaction

noun
lab·e·fac·tion | \ˌlabəˈfakshən\
plural -s

Definition of labefaction 

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

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History and Etymology for 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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