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Razzia

An incursion made by the military into an enemy's country, for the purpose of carrying off cattle or slaves, or for enforcing tribute. It is an Arabic word much employed in connection with Algerine affairs.

“War is a razzia rather than an art to the ... merciless Pelissier.” —The Standard.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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