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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Declivity \De*cliv"i*ty\, n.; pl. Declivities. [L. declivitas, fr. declivis sloping, downhill; de + clivus a slope, a hill; akin to clinare to incline: cf. F. d['e]clivit['e]. See Decline.] 1. Deviation from a horizontal line; gradual descent of surface; inclination downward; slope; -- opposed to acclivity, or ascent; the same slope, considered as descending, being a declivity, which, considered as ascending, is an acclivity. [1913 Webster] 2. A descending surface; a sloping place. [1913 Webster] Commodious declivities and channels for the passage of the waters. --Derham. [1913 Webster]