from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The frailty of old age; senility.
- n. The quality or state of being perishable; impermanence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. dotage or senility
- n. The state of being impermanent or transitory.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Tendency to fall; the feebleness of old age; senility.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tendency to fall or decay; hence, the period of declining life; senility; feebleness; weakness.
- n. In Louisiana law, lapse; failure to take effect: as, the caducity of a will from the birth of a legitimate child to the testator after its date; the caducity of a legacy from the death of the legatee before that of the testator.
French caducité, from caduc, frail, falling, from Latin cadūcus; see caducous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)