plural -s
obsolete : a tearing apart or away
archaic : despoliation

Word History


Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin direption-, direptio, from direptus (past participle of diripere to tear apart, plunder, from di- —from dis- apart—+ -ripere, from rapere to seize and carry off) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Direption.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/direption. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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