Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Prevalence (Page: 1135)

Prev"a*lence (?), n. [L. praevalentia: cf. F. prévalence. See Prevail.] The quality or condition of being prevalent; superior strength, force, or influence; general existence, reception, or practice; wide extension; as, the prevalence of virtue, of a fashion, or of a disease; the prevalence of a rumor.

The duke better knew what kind of argument were of prevalence with him. Clarendon.