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razzia

[raz-ee-uh] /ˈræz i ə/
noun
1.
a plundering raid.
Origin of razzia
1835-1845
1835-45; < French < Arabic (Algerian) ghāzya military raid, variant of Arabic ghazwah
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razzia

/ˈræzɪə/
noun (pl) -zias
1.
(history) a raid for plunder or slaves, esp one carried out by Moors in North Africa
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Arabic ghaziah war
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