Etymology
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declamatory (adj.)

"of or characteristic of a declamation," 1580s, from Latin declamatorius "pertaining to the practice of speaking," from declamatus, past participle of declamare "to practice public speaking, to bluster," from de-, here perhaps an intensive prefix (see de-) + clamare "to cry, shout" (from PIE root *kele- (2) "to shout").

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midwifery (n.)

"the practice of obstetrics," late 15c., mede-wifri, "the craft or service of a midwife;" a hybrid from midwife + -ery.

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proselytism (n.)

"the act or practice of making converts to a religion, doctrine, creed, sect, etc.," 1650s, from proselyte + -ism.

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experienced (adj.)
"having experience, taught by practice, skillful through doing," 1570s, past-participle adjective from experience (v.).
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pilferage (n.)

"act or practice of petty theft; that which is stolen," 1620s, from pilfer + -age.

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dating (n.)

"act or practice of having (romantic) dates," by 1939, verbal noun from date (v.2).

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experimentation (n.)

"the act or practice of making experiments, the process of experimenting," 1670s, noun of action from experiment (v.).

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conventionality (n.)

1834, "conventional thing or practice;" 1842, "conventional quality or state;" see conventional + -ity. Related: Conventionalities.

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disuse (n.)

"cessation of use or practice," c. 1400, see dis- + use (n.). Disusage is from mid-15c.

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chirology (n.)

"art or practice of finger-spelling, use of the manual alphabet," 1650s, from chiro- "hand" + -logy "a speaking."

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