Depredatory - definition of depredatory by The Free Dictionary
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v. dep·re·dat·ed, dep·re·dat·ing, dep·re·dates
To ransack; plunder.
To engage in plundering.
[Late Latin dēpraedārī, dēpraedāt-
: Latin dē-
+ Latin praedārī
, to plunder
; see ghend-
in Indo-European roots
de·pred′a·to′ry (dĭ-prĕd′ə-tôr′ē, dĕp′rĭ-də-) adj.
References in classic literature
On many of his depredatory
expeditions he had not hesitated to use the knife and the mutton-bone.
With Senegal, to which I was accredited as New Zealand's first ambassador, we discovered that protection of fish stocks from depredatory
raids was very much a common interest.
We described feral dog predation patterns and depredatory
Although Currie does not dwell on politics, one is made aware of his opposition to the apartheid regime of yesteryear, which has left so much poverty in its wake, to which the country as a whole is still subject, in the form of its depredatory