Ra*pac"i*ty (?), n. [L. rapacitas: cf. F. rapacite. See Rapacious.]

1.

The quality of being rapacious; rapaciousness; ravenousness; as, the rapacity of pirates; the rapacity of wolves.

2.

The act or practice of extorting or exacting by oppressive injustice; exorbitant greediness of gain.

"The rapacity of some ages."

Sprat.

 

© Webster 1913.

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