verb (used without object)
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Example sentences from the Web for privateer
For these reasons the first rush to privateering, although feverishly energetic, was of a somewhat extemporized character.Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812|Alfred Thayer Mahan
On this condition I would give in my adhesion to the abolition of privateering.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume VIII (of 20)|Charles Sumner
For the practice of privateering he cherished a feeling of intense abhorrence.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2)|Wiliam Cabell Bruce
The periods when American privateering was important were those of the Revolution and the War of 1812.American Merchant Ships and Sailors|Willis J. Abbot
See the Proposition about privateering, p. 67 of this volume.