Depredatory

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Depredatory Tending or designed to depredate; characterized by depredation; plundering; as, a depredatory incursion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • depredatory Plundering; spoiling; consisting in or involving pillage.
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Usage

In literature:

On many of his depredatory expeditions he had not hesitated to use the knife and the mutton-bone.
"The Mystery of the Yellow Room" by Gaston Leroux
Various were the measures adopted to check this depredatory spirit.
"A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson" by Watkin Tench
Here the Apache and Camanche Indians always cross when on their depredatory tramps into Mexico.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
Pirate was lying at the open door, watching the movements of Thor (the raven), whose depredatory proclivities were well known to the dog.
"Viking Boys" by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
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In news:

The animal was found in the pen twice and was considered depredatory, meaning it had "keyed in on" livestock, and a serious threat to the animals.
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