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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Depredatio(u)n, -acion, n. [Late ME. (1483) and OF. depredacion, L. dēprædātio.] Ravaging, plundering. — 1528 Douglas Corr. 127.
The takin of the bark of Sandwyche, the spoilȝeing of the pyk of Abirden, besydis utheris divers depredacionis and slauchters
1548 Acts II. 481/1.
The mortall weiris, crudeliteis, depredatiounis and intollerabill iniuris
1585 Ib. IIII. 385/2.
All ... reiffis, oppressionis, depredationis, ... baith to burgh and land
1597 Ib. IV. 149/2.

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