act of depredation


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  • Depredation — Dep re*da tion, n. [L. depraedatio: cf. F. d[ e]pr[ e]dation.] The act of depredating, or the state of being depredated; the act of despoiling or making inroads; as, the sea often makes depredation on the land. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • depredation — ► NOUN (usu. depredations) ▪ an act of attacking or plundering. ORIGIN Latin, from depraedari to plunder …   English terms dictionary

  • depredation — [dep΄rə dā′shən] n. [LL depraedatio: see DEPREDATE] the act or an instance of robbing, plundering, or laying waste …   English World dictionary

  • depredation — dep|re|da|tion [ˌdeprıˈdeıʃən] n [C usually plural] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: déprédation, from Latin depraedari to steal and destroy ] an act of taking or destroying something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • depredation — [ˌdɛprɪ deɪʃ(ə)n] noun (usu. depredations) an act of attacking or plundering. Origin C15: from Fr. déprédation, from late L. depraedatio(n ), from depraedari to plunder …   English new terms dictionary

  • depredation — depredationist, n. /dep ri day sheuhn/, n. the act of preying upon or plundering; robbery; ravage. [1475 85; < LL depraedation (s. of depraedatio) a plundering, equiv. to depraedat(us) (see DEPREDATE) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • depredation — noun a) An act of consuming agricultural resources (crops, livestock), especially as plunder. Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had long known that his fragile supply and communication lines through Tennessee were in serious jeopardy because of …   Wiktionary

  • depredation — noun (countable often plural) formal an act of cruelty, violence, or destruction …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • depredation — /depradeyshan/ The act of plundering, robbing, or pillaging. Deal v. U. S., 274 U.S. 277, 47 S.Ct. 613, 615, 71 L.Ed. 1045. In French law, pillage, waste, or spoliation of goods, particularly of the estate of a decedent …   Black's law dictionary

  • depredation — The act of plundering; a robbing; a pillaging. Deal v United States, 274 US 277, 71 L Ed 1045, 47 S Ct 613. An informal, illegitimate war. 56 Am J1st War § 5 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Piracy Act 1837 — The Piracy Act 1837 (c.88) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It abolished the death penalty for most offences of piracy, but created a new offence often known as piracy with violence, which was punishable with death. This offence …   Wikipedia

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