Rapacity

Ra*pac"i*ty

(r*ps"*t), n. [L. rapacitas: cf. F. rapacit. See Rapacious.] 1. The quality of being rapacious; rapaciousness; ravenousness; as, the rapacity of pirates; the rapacity of wolves.
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2. The act or practice of extorting or exacting by oppressive injustice; exorbitant greediness of gain. "The rapacity of some ages." Sprat.
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