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Word: depredation

Definition: plundering; destruction

Sentences Containing 'depredation'

Slave families endured depredation not only by raiding Union and Confederate soldiers, but also by partisan guerrillas, who were the most feared as they were the most likely to be violent.
The biggest concern of the colony during Clarke's tenure as Deputy or Assistant was depredation of Rhode Island's territory by the neighboring colonies, particularly Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The loss of the sovereign, from the abuse and depredation of his tax-gatherers, would necessarily be much greater.

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