Debauchery
Debauchery De*bauch"er*y, n.; pl. {Debaucheries}. 1. Corruption of fidelity; seduction from virtue, duty, or allegiance. [1913 Webster]

The republic of Paris will endeavor to complete the debauchery of the army. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. Excessive indulgence of the appetites; especially, excessive indulgence of lust; intemperance; sensuality; habitual lewdness. [1913 Webster]

Oppose . . . debauchery by temperance. --Sprat. [1913 Webster]


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