- The act of plundering, despoiling, or snatching away.
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- Thomas Heywood, The Life of Merlin: Surnamed Ambrosius
- committing many direptions and outrages
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for direption in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)