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- n. Obsolete form of villainy.
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That thei compted it vilanie to laughe, or to spitte before the kyng.
_Alvearie_ we find "_Ribaudrie_, vilanie in actes or wordes, filthiness, uncleanness" -- "A _ribaudrous_ and filthie tongue, os obscoenum et impudicum:" in Minsheu, _ribaudrie_ and _ribauldrie_, which is the prevailing orthography of the word, and indicates its sound and derivation from the French, rather than from the Italian _ribalderia_.
I haue had a soUemne debate with Nenekunat & the rest of the Nariganset Sachims, in a late great meeting at Warwick, whether thev came downe with 4 score armed men, to demaimd satisfaction for the robbing of Pesiccush his sisters graue, & mangling of her flesh; against John Garriard, a Dutchman, whose crue, & it is feard, himselfe, committed that gastly & stincking vilanie against them.
“O God, who would haue thought, that from a hart nobly brought vp, and deriued from an honourable race, a vilanie so greate could haue taken roote and spring vp with such detestable fruite?