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Villainy \Vil"lain*y\, n.; pl. Villainies. [OE. vilanie, OF.
vilanie, vilainie, vileinie, vilanie, LL. villania. See
Villain, n.] [Written also villany.]
1. The quality or state of being a villain, or villainous;
extreme depravity; atrocious wickedness; as, the villainy
of the seducer. “Lucre of vilanye.” --Chaucer.
The commendation is not in his wit, but in his
2. Abusive, reproachful language; discourteous speech; foul
He never yet not vileinye ne said
In all his life, unto no manner wight. --Chaucer.
In our modern language, it [foul language] is termed
villainy, as being proper for rustic boors, or men
of coarsest education and employment. --Barrow.
Villainy till a very late day expressed words foul
and disgraceful to the utterer much oftener than
3. The act of a villain; a deed of deep depravity; a crime.
Such villainies roused Horace into wrath. --Dryden.
That execrable sum of all villainies commonly called
a slave trade. --John Wesley.