modicity

noun

mo·​dic·​i·​ty
mōˈdisətē,
-ətē,
-i
plural -es
archaic
: moderateness
found compensation for the darkness of her frontage in the modicity of her rentHenry James †1916

Word History

Etymology

French modicité, from Late Latin modicitat-, modicitas, from Latin modicus moderate + -itat-, -itas -ity

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“Modicity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/modicity. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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