depredation definition

  • noun:
    • A predatory assault; a raid.
    • Damage or loss; ravage: "[Carnegie Hall has actually] withstood the deterioration of passionate music lovers and the normal depredations of time” ( Technical Engineering).
    • An act of consuming agricultural sources (crops, livestock), specially as plunder.
    • A raid or predatory attack
    • The act of depredating, or the condition to be depredated; the act of despoiling or making inroads.
    • The act of plundering; a robbing; a pillaging.
    • Waste; consumption.
    • In Scots law, the offense of operating away amounts of cattle or any other beasts because of the masterful force of armed persons: otherwise known as hership.
    • (usually plural) a destructive activity
    • an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
    • A predatory assault; a raid.
    • Damage or loss; ravage: "[Carnegie Hall has actually] withstood the deterioration of enthusiastic music lovers plus the typical depredations of time” ( Technical Engineering).
    • An act of eating agricultural sources (plants, livestock), specially as plunder.
    • A raid or predatory attack
    • The act of depredating, or perhaps the state of being depredated; the act of despoiling or making inroads.
    • The work of plundering; a robbing; a pillaging.
    • Waste; usage.
    • In Scots legislation, the offense of driving away amounts of cattle or any other beasts by the masterful force of armed individuals: usually known as hership.
    • (usually plural) a destructive activity
    • an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding

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