Definition of "desuetude"
  1. The legal principle stating that a law can be voided if it's not been used for a long period of time
How to use "desuetude" in a sentence
  1. Under the doctrine of desuetude, the old law was abandoned since it hadn't been enforced in many years.
  2. Some argue that certain statutes have fallen into desuetude because they are rarely, if ever, invoked.
  3. The lawyer argued for the non-enforcement of the antiquated regulation, citing its desuetude.

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