Ra*pac"i*ty (?), n. [L. rapacitas: cf. F. rapacite. See Rapacious.]
The quality of being rapacious; rapaciousness; ravenousness; as, the rapacity of pirates; the rapacity of wolves.
The act or practice of extorting or exacting by oppressive injustice; exorbitant greediness of gain.
of some ages."
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