Origin of depredation
Related formsdep·re·da·tion·ist, noun
Examples from the Web for depredations
Is it the depredations of unfettered capitalism that make people the servants of the market rather than the other way around?
Only grassroots opposition stopped, or at least limited, their depredations.America’s New Oligarchs—Fwd.us and Silicon Valley’s Shady 1 Percenters|Joel Kotkin|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Iran has also succumbed over the course of a cruel century, in large part because of the depredations of the Pahlavi dynasty.Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi Suicide: Tragic End to Iran's Dynasty|Stephen Kinzer|January 5, 2011|DAILY BEAST
There must have been millions in the locality, and it was very difficult to guard our food from their depredations.Five Years in New Zealand|Robert B. Booth
Their depredations do not lessen the sweetness of flowers, nor the savour of herbs.
Forming guerilla bands, they would come down into the peaceful valleys and commit all sorts of depredations.The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield|Emma Elizabeth Brown
They were carrying several heavy coils of rope, the result of their depredations on the river during a few preceding hours.Shadow, the Mysterious Detective|Police Captain Howard
The attacks and depredations upon the Indians were now more frequent, and the majority of them determined upon resistance.Diary in America, Series Two|Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)