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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Or·gy n.; pl. Orgies  A frantic revel; drunken revelry. See Orgies
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Or·gy n.; sing. Orgies .
 1. A sacrifice accompanied by certain ceremonies in honor of some pagan deity; especially, the ceremonies observed by the Greeks and Romans in the worship of Dionysus, or Bacchus, which were characterized by wild and dissolute revelry.  Usually in the plural form.
 Note: [The singular is rarely used in this sense.]
 As when, with crowned cups, unto the Elian god,
 Those priests high orgies held.   --Drayton.
 2. Wild, drunken, or licentious revelry; an uninhibited carouse.