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razzia

[ raz-ee-uh ]
/ ˈræz i ə /
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noun
a plundering raid.
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Origin of razzia

1835–45; <French <Arabic (Algerian) ghāzya military raid, variant of Arabic ghazwah
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British Dictionary definitions for razzia

razzia
/ (ˈræzɪə) /

noun plural -zias
history a raid for plunder or slaves, esp one carried out by Moors in North Africa

Word Origin for razzia

C19: from French, from Arabic ghaziah war
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