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plunderage

[ pluhn-der-ij ]
/ ˈplʌn dər ɪdʒ /
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noun
act of plundering; pillage.
Law.
  1. the embezzlement of goods on board a ship.
  2. the goods embezzled.
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Origin of plunderage

First recorded in 1790–1800; plunder + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for plunderage

plunderage
/ (ˈplʌndərɪdʒ) /

noun
maritime law
  1. the embezzlement of goods on board a ship
  2. the goods embezzled
the act of plundering
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