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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Booty  \Boo"ty\,  n.  [Cf.  Icel.  b?ti  exchange,  barter,  Sw  byte 
  barter,  booty,  Dan.  bytte;  akin  to  D.  buit  booty,  G.  beute, 
  and  fr  Icel.  byta,  Sw  byta,  Dan.  bytte,  to  distribute, 
  exchange.  The  Scandinavian  word  was  influenced  in  English  by 
  boot  profit.] 
  That  which  is  seized  by  violence  or  obtained  by  robbery, 
  especially  collective  spoil  taken  in  war;  plunder;  pillage. 
  --Milton. 
 
  {To  play  booty},  to  play  dishonestly,  with  an  intent  to  lose; 
  to  allow  one's  adversary  to  win  at  cards  at  first  in 
  order  to  induce  him  to  continue  playing  and  victimize  him 
  afterwards.  [Obs.]  --L'Estrange. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  booty 
  n  :  goods  or  money  obtained  illegally  [syn:  {loot},  {pillage},  {plunder}, 
  {prize},  {swag}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Booty 
  captives  or  cattle  or  objects  of  value  taken  in  war.  In  Canaan 
  all  that  breathed  were  to  be  destroyed  (Deut.  20:  16).  The 
  "pictures  and  images"  of  the  Canaanites  were  to  be  destroyed 
  also  (Num.  33:52).  The  law  of  booty  as  to  its  division  is  laid 
  down  in  Num.  31:26-47.  David  afterwards  introduced  a  regulation 
  that  the  baggage-guard  should  share  the  booty  equally  with  the 
  soldiers  engaged  in  battle.  He  also  devoted  of  the  spoils  of  war 
  for  the  temple  (1  Sam.  30:24-26;  2  Sam.  8:11;  1  Chr.  26:27). 
 




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