Definition for RAN'COR

RAN'COR, n. [L. from ranceo, to be rank.]

  1. The deepest malignity or spite; deep seated and implacable malice; inveterate enmity. [This is the strongest term for enmity which the English language supplies.] It issues from the rancor of a villain. – Shak.
  2. Virulence; corruption. – Shak.

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