Rascality Ras*cal"i*ty (r[a^]s*k[a^]l"[i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Rascalities} (r[a^]s*k[a^]l"[i^]*t[i^]z) [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being rascally, or a rascal; mean trickishness or dishonesty; base fraud. [1913 Webster]

2. The poorer and lower classes of people. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The chief heads of their clans with their several rascalities --T. Jackson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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