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  • n. The act of debauching or corrupting; the act of seducing from virtue or duty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of corrupting; the act of seducing from virtue or duty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of debauching or corrupting; the act of seducing from virtue or duty.
  • n. Debauchery; debauch.


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  • The right Liberal ascendancy in the late 1990s and early 2000s did little to arrest the debauchment of European and North American culture.

    About that social encyclical...

  • I have thought of opening a whorehouse for women my age, where you can have a talk with a pirate type who can discuss poetry and economics, and then actually enjoy you sexually, or meet a statesman with whom you can discuss interesting political issues that would lead to some debauchment later, in an undisclosed location.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Having begun its corrupt debauchment of conurbations worldwide by sleazing up New York (kind of a gimme), this rampant rendezvous of ravishment has moved on to purvey its own sordid brand of pastel-smudged skullduggery in the artistic communities of more than two dozen cities.

    Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art Show, NYC « Skid Roche

  • Sure, illegally downloaded sitcoms, homemade pizza and piles of Nicorette gum hardly qualify for Ernest Hemingway liver-braising debauchment.

    Diary of an Expat Downloader

  • Those exercising the Offices of the several States, in equal measure, knew such “De Facto Transitions” were unlawful and unauthorized, but sanctioned, implemented and enforced the complete debauchment and the resulting “governmental, social, industrial economic change” in the “De Jure” States and in United States of America See: Public Law 94-564, Legislative History, pg.

    Firedoglake » The Constitution Is Not A Legal Technicality

  • There is no sadder reading than the many pleas addressed by the Indian chiefs to various officials to stop the importation of liquor into their country, alleging the debauchment of their young men and warning the white man, with whom they desired to be friends, that in an Indian drink and blood lust quickly combined.

    Pioneers of the Old Southwest: a chronicle of the dark and bloody ground

  • It had also regulated trade with Indians not residing within the jurisdiction of a State, and, by scattering its troops along the border, was attempting to protect the savage from the encroachments and debauchment of the white man, as well as to shield the white man from the barbarity of the savage.

    The United States of America, Part 1

  • There we see of the havoc, the cruelty, the debauchment, the paralysis, the leprosy, the infernal fascination of sin.

    Our Master Thoughts for Salvationists about Their Lord

  • Its purity is God-like, its debauchment, Perdition!

    The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English or, Medicine Simplified, 54th ed., One Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand

  • Currency 'debauchment' The dollar fell Monday but traded a bit higher Tuesday.


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