Definitions for cadentˈkeɪd nt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of cadent:
1580–90; < L cadent-, s. of cadēns, prp. of cadere to fall
marked by a rhythmical cadence
"the cadenced crunch of marching feet"
The 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th houses in Astrology are considered cadent houses.