De*bauch"er*y (?), n.; pl. Debaucheries ().

1.

Corruption of fidelity; seduction from virtue, duty, or allegiance.

The republic of Paris will endeavor to complete the debauchery of the army. Burke.

2.

Excessive indulgence of the appetites; especially, excessive indulgence of lust; intemperance; sensuality; habitual lewdness.

Oppose . . . debauchery by temperance. Sprat.

 

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