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Vandal

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One who destroys beautiful objects to make way for what he terms “improvements,” or to indulge his own caprice. When Genʹseric with his Vandals captured Rome in A.D. 455, he mutilated the public monuments regardless of their worth or beauty.

“The word ‘vandalismʹ was invented by the Abbé Grégoire, à propos of the destruction of works of art by revolutionary fanatics.”—Nineteenth Century (Aug., 1893, p. 272).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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