Definition for HAV'OC

HAV'OC, n. [W. havog, a spreading about, waste, devastation; havogi, to commit waste, to devastate; supposed to be from hav, a spreading. But qu. Ir. arvach, havoc.]

Waste; devastation; wide and general destruction. Ye gods! What havoc does ambition make / Among your works. Addison. As for Saul, he made havoc of the church. Acts viii.

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