depredations







depredations


noun

  1. the act of preying upon or plundering; robbery; ravage.

noun

  1. the act or an instance of plundering; robbery; pillage
n.

late 15c., from Middle French déprédation, from Late Latin depraedationem (nominative depraedatio) “a plundering,” from past participle stem of Latin depraedari “to pillage,” from de- “thoroughly” (see de-) + praedari “to plunder,” literally “to make prey of,” from praeda “prey” (see prey).

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