plunderage


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Related to plunderage: embezzled, misappropriate money

plunderage

(ˈplʌndərɪdʒ)
n
1. (Law) maritime law
a. the embezzlement of goods on board a ship
b. the goods embezzled
2. the act of plundering

plun•der•age

(ˈplʌn dər ɪdʒ)

n.
1. an act of plundering; pillage.
2. Law.
a. the embezzlement of goods on board a ship.
b. the goods embezzled.
[1790–1800]

plunderage

1. the embezzling of goods on board ship.
2. the goods embezzled.
See also: Ships
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plunderage - the act of plundering (especially the embezzlement of goods on shipboard)
embezzlement, misappropriation, peculation, misapplication, defalcation - the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
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It diminishes the temptation to plunderage upon the approach of sickness; and urges the seamen to encounter hazards in the ship's service, from which they might otherwise be disposed to withdraw.