Vicíssitude. [vicissitudo, Latin.]
- Regular change; return of the same things in the same succession.
It makes through heav'n
Grateful vicissitude, like day and night. Milton.
The rays of light are alternately disposed to be reflected or refracted for many vicissitudes. Newton.
This succession of things upon the earth, is the result of the vicissitude of seasons, and is as constant as is the cause of that vicissitude, the sun's declination. Woodward.
- Revolution; change.
During the course of the war, did the vicissitudes of good and bad fortune affect us with humility or thankfulness. Atterb.
Verse sweetens toil, however rude the sound.
Nor as she turns the giddy wheel around,
Revolves the sad vicissitude of things. Giffard.