verb (reaves, reaving, reaved or reft)
- (archaic) To plunder, pillage, rob.
- 1985, Few of the chroniclers of Nero"s reign have been accurate when relating the situation that obtained between the Emperor and his mother from the time when, reft of her German and Pannonian guards, she lived in a more or less solitary rage on one estate or another. " Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked
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