plunderage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plunderage the act of plundering (especially the embezzlement of goods on shipboard)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Plunderage (Mar. Law) The embezzlement of goods on shipboard.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plunderage In maritime law, the embezzlement of goods on board a ship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Plunderage the stealing of goods on board ship
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger. plündern, to pillage—plunder, trash, baggage; akin to Low Ger. plunnen, rags.