/si nek"ti toohd', -tyoohd'/, n.
the last stage of life; old age.
[1790-1800; < L senect(us) old age (equiv. to senec-, extracted as s. from senex (gen. senis) old man + -tus abstract n. suffix) + -I- + -TUDE, on model of PLENITUDE, RECTITUDE, etc.]

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