Definitions

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  • n. widowhood
  • n. widows generally

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of widows or of widowhood; also, widows, collectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition of a widow; widowhood; widows collectively.

Etymologies

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See vidual.

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  • What an interesting word. OED:

    The condition of widowhood, viduity; widows collectively.

    Usages: 1832 LAMB Lett. xviii. (1865) 174 What can twenty votes do for one hundred and two widows? I cast my eyes hope~less among the viduage. 1894 Story of My Two Wives 67 One of the last acts of her viduage.

    November 20, 2008