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 for Cadency
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cadency \Ca"den*cy\, n.
     Descent of related families; distinction between the members
     of a family according to their ages.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Marks of cadency (Her.), bearings indicating the position
        of the bearer as older or younger son, or as a descendant
        of an older or younger son. See Difference (Her.).
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cadency
      n 1: a recurrent rhythmical series [syn: cadence, cadency]

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