Do"tage (?), n. [From Dote, v. i.]

1.

Feebleness or imbecility of understanding or mind, particularly in old age; the childishness of old age; senility; as, a venerable man, now in his dotage.

Capable of distinguishing between the infancy and the dotage of Greek literature. Macaulay.

2.

Foolish utterance; drivel.

The sapless dotages of old Paris and Salamanca. Milton.

3.

Excessive fondness; weak and foolish affection.

The dotage of the nation on presbytery. Bp. Burnet.

 

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