Latrociny definitions

1836 Daniel Dewar, A history of the holy Bible, with an intr., additional notes and dissertations, and a complete index by D. Dewar, p250

The whole civil power was lodged in such hands as had secret instructions from court to vex and ill treat the Israelites; and when matters were come to crisis, that oppression ruled, and the government was turned into a mere latrociny, private force upon any proper occasion, must be deemed lawful in all [...]

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1845 The American Whig review, Volume 1, Wiley and Putnam, p273

There are yet one or two instances of this cunning latrociny which occurs to us as too rich not be noted.

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