Definition of

Vicissitude

  1. (noun, attribute) mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another)
  2. (noun, event) a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something

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Alternate forms of Vicissitude

Hypernyms: fluctuation, mutability, mutableness, variation

Origin of the word Vicissitude

  1. 1560s, from M.Fr. vicissitude (14c.), from L. vicissitudinem (nom. vicissitudo) "change," from vicissim "changeably, in turn," from vicis "a turn, change" (see vicarious). Related: Vicissitudes. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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