Con`de*scen"sion (?), n. [L. condescensio.]
The act of condescending; voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors.
It forbids pride . . . and commands humility, modesty, and condescension to others.
Such a dignity and condescension . . . as are suitable to a superior nature.
Syn. -- Complaisance; courtesy; affability.
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