Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Atrocity (Page: 97)

A*troc"i*ty (#), n.; pl. Atrocities (#). [F. atrocité, L. atrocitas, fr. atrox, atrocis, cruel.]

1. Enormous wickedness; extreme heinousness or cruelty.

2. An atrocious or extremely cruel deed.

The atrocities which attend a victory. Macaulay.