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Despoliation vs Freebooting - What's the difference?

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Despoliation is a related term of freebooting.

As nouns the difference between despoliation and freebooting

is that despoliation is a stripping or plundering; spoliation while freebooting is piracy or plundering.

As an adjective freebooting is

engaged in piracy or plunder.

As a verb freebooting is





(en noun)
  • A stripping or plundering; spoliation.
  • Anagrams





  • Piracy or plundering
  • * {{quote-book, year=1853, author=James Richardson, title=Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=The Haghar are well known, even in Europe, for their freebooting propensities. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1900, author=Josephine Elizabeth Butler, title=Native Races and the War, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Why do you now refuse to protect your own highway into the Interior,
  • * {{quote-book, year=1921, author=Howard Pyle, title=Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=In a short time freebooting assumed all of the routine of a regular business. }}
  • The unauthorized rehosting of online media
  • Adjective

  • Engaged in piracy or plunder
  • * {{quote-book, year=1843, author=Ralph Waldo Emerson, title=The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II., chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=In one respect, as I hinted above, it is only too good, so sure of success, I mean, that you are no longer secure of any respect to your property in our freebooting America. }}