freebootery

freebootery

(ˈfriːˌbuːtərɪ)
n
(Historical Terms) the practices of a freebooter
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His pleasure in language finds efflorescence in turns of phrase such as 'swashbuckling freebootery under sail' or, describing piracy, 'the pelagic preying upon seagoing ships of any nationality for pure adventure and pecuniary gain' (p.