De*gen"er*a*cy (?), n. [From Degenerate, a.]
The act of becoming degenerate; a growing worse.
Willful degeneracy from goodness.
The state of having become degenerate; decline in good qualities; deterioration; meanness.
Degeneracy of spirit in a state of slavery.
To recover mankind out of their universal corruption and degeneracy.
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