Definitions of depredation

  1. an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Robbery; pillage; a destroying, or laying waste. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Act of depredating or plundering: state of being depredated. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. The act of plundering; waste; consumption. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. The act of spoiling or pillaging. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for depredation

  1. He was succeeded by his son, Hugh, " who committed his regal depredation in Offaly." – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  2. The penalty of the crime of piracy or robbery at sea stands on our statute books heavier than the penalty assigned for a similar crime committed on land- which is, in fact, similar, so far as concerns its being an act of depredation – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton