direption

noun di·rep·tion \də̇ˈrepshən\

Definition of direption

plural

-s

  1. 1 obsolete :  a tearing apart or away

  2. 2 archaic :  despoliation

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Origin and Etymology of direption

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 — more at dis-, rapid


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