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 for Violent profits
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Violent \Vi"o*lent\, a. [F., from L. violentus, from vis
     strength, force; probably akin to Gr. ? a muscle, strength.]
     1. Moving or acting with physical strength; urged or impelled
        with force; excited by strong feeling or passion;
        forcible; vehement; impetuous; fierce; furious; severe;
        as, a violent blow; the violent attack of a disease.
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              Float upon a wild and violent sea.    --Shak.
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              A violent cross wind from either coast. --Milton.
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     2. Acting, characterized, or produced by unjust or improper
        force; outrageous; unauthorized; as, a violent attack on
        the right of free speech.
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              To bring forth more violent deeds.    --Milton.
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              Some violent hands were laid on Humphrey's life.
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     3. Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural;
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              These violent delights have violent ends. --Shak.
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              No violent state can be perpetual.    --T. Burnet.
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              Ease would recant
              Vows made in pain, as violent and void. --Milton.
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     Violent presumption (Law), presumption of a fact that
        arises from proof of circumstances which necessarily
        attend such facts.
     Violent profits (Scots Law), rents or profits of an estate
        obtained by a tenant wrongfully holding over after
        warning. They are recoverable in a process of removing.
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     Syn: Fierce; vehement; outrageous; boisterous; turbulent;
          impetuous; passionate; severe; extreme.
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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  VIOLENT PROFITS, Scotch law. The gains made by a tenant holding over, are so 
  called. Ersk. Inst. R. 2, tit. 6, s. 54. 

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