destitution etymology

French word destitution comes from Latin statuo, and later Latin destitutio (Betrayal. Desertion.)

Detailed word origin of destitution

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
statuo Latin (lat) I decide, make up (my mind). I erect. I establish, determine, fix (the form or character of). I hold up, stop, end. I set up, station (in an upright position).
destituo Latin (lat) I fix or set in position; I place. I leave alone, forsake, abandon or desert.
destitutio Latin (lat) Betrayal. Desertion.
destitution French (fra) Deposition (of a politician etc.). Discharge, dismissal.

Words with the same origin as destitution

Descendants of statuo
constitution institut restituable restituer restitutif statuette statut