Dotage

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.
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Capable of distinguishing between the infancy and the dotage of Greek literature.
Macaulay.
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2. Foolish utterance; drivel.
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The sapless dotages of old Paris and Salamanca.
Milton.
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3. Excessive fondness; weak and foolish affection.
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The dotage of the nation on presbytery.
Bp. Burnet.
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