Definition for AV'A-RICE

AV'A-RICE, n. [L. avaritia, from avarus, from aveo, to covet.]

An inordinate desire of gaining and possessing wealth; covetousness; greediness or insatiable desire of gain. – Shak. Avarice sheds a blasting influence over the finest affections and sweetest comforts of mankind. – Buckminster.

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