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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]