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condescendence

Definition of the noun condescendence

What does condescendence mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: condescendences

  1. The act of condescending; voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors, condescension. [jump, the act of condescending, s]

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Google previewNew Perspectives on Paternalism and Health Care (2015)

by Thomas Schramme

Condescendence is a separate problem; what is particular to paternalism is the limitation of liberty. To sum up, the charge of paternalism can, on closer inspection, amount to one of several different objections, or indeed to more than one.

Google previewCases Decided in the Court of Session, Court of Justiciary, and House of Lords (1899)

Loan Pressman—This is an action by the committee of management of the quoad sacra parish church of Forth, and the ground of action as explained in the condescendence is a very plain and simple one. The committee of management aver ...

Google previewCHAMBER'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE (1901)

CONDESCENDENCE. CONDITION. 403 coast, salt water may be distilled and condensed. See DISTILLATION, GAS AND GASES. The ELECTRIC CONDENSER is an apparatus consisting essentially of two parallel conducting plates, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1883)

A New & Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, & Use

condescendence. 399 state of being brought into smaller bulk, but with a proportionate increase of gravity ; con- sol illation. "

Google previewThe Encyclop Dic Dictionary (1901)

A New, and Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronounciation, and Use by Robert Hunter

condensative—condescendence 399 state of being brought into smaller bulk, but with a proportionate increase of gravity; consolidation. “. . . is decidedly not a star, but nebula of the same general character with the rest in a state of extreme ...

Google previewChambers's New Handy Volume American Encyclopaedia (1883)

Being a Reprint Entire of the Last Edinburgh and London Edition of Chambers's Encyclopaedia. A Library of Universal Knowledge for the People. With Very Large Additions Upon Topics of Special Interest to American Readers; and Giving American Statistics of Population Down to the Census of 1880

CONDESCENDENCE. Iu the judicial procedure of Scotland, a C. is an ...

Google previewLloyd's Encyclopædic dictionary (1895)

by Robert Hunter

condensative—condescendence 399 state of being brought into smaller bulk, but with a proportionate increase of gravity; consolidation. “. . . is decidedly not a star, but nebula of the same character with the rest in a state of extreme : "-Herschel ...

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Condescendence Meaning

Video shows what condescendence means. The act of condescending, voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior, courtesy ...

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Scrabble value of C3O1N1D2E1S1C3E1N1D2E1N1C3E1

The value of this 14-letter word is 22 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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