Depredation meaning

dĕprĭ-dāshən
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Depredation is defined as taking things from others in an attack.

An example of depredation is the looting of a street during protests.

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A predatory attack; a raid.
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Damage or loss; ravage.
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The act or an instance of robbing, plundering, or laying waste.
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An act of consuming agricultural resources (crops, livestock), especially as plunder.
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Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had long known that his fragile supply and communication lines through Tennessee were in serious jeopardy because of depredations by Forrest's cavalry raids.(Battle of Brice's Crossroads)

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Origin of depredation

  • From Middle French déprédation.

    From Wiktionary