Rascaldom

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rascaldom State of being a rascal; rascality; domain of rascals; rascals, collectively.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rascaldom The sphere or domain of rascals; a class or body of rascally persons.
    • n rascaldom Rascally character or action; the spirit or practice of rascals; rascalism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Rascaldom the class of rascals
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. racaille, scum of the people, through Low L. forms from L. radĕre, rasum, to scrape.

Usage

In literature:

Rascaldom was still stamped on him, but he was now in a state of abject terror.
"The Yeoman Adventurer" by George W. Gough
All the rascaldom of London is let loose upon me.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
But rascaldom, gathering about the chateau, breaks in.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
The local authorities looked askance at this gathering of rascaldom, and gave them a wide berth.
"The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood" by Arthur Griffiths
Such rascaldom exists in all classes, and not least in the class of the cultivated and refined.
"Sir Walter Scott" by Richard H. Hutton
But nowhere, save in one or two towns in the Midi, had the inhabitants to taste the rule of cosmopolitan rascaldom.
"A Tatter of Scarlet" by S. R. Crockett
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