Definition of Privateering

1. n. Cruising in a privateer.

Definition of Privateering

1. Verb. (present participle of privateer) ¹

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Definition of Privateering

1. privateer [v] - See also: privateer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Privateering

private law
private limited liability company
private line
private nuisance
private property
private road
private school
private schools
private sector
private sectors
private security force
private treaty
privateering (current term)
privately held
privately held corporation

Literary usage of Privateering

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The diplomatic protection of citizens abroad or the law of international claims by Edwin Montefiore Borchard (1915)
"(a) privateering In spite of the fact that most states by treaty or statute have ... While the act of privateering is but one step removed from piracy and ..."

2. Military Manners and Customs by James Anson Farrer (1885)
"Robbery the first object of maritime warfare—The piratical origin of European navies—Merciless character of wars at sea—Fortunes made by privateering in ..."

3. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1901)
"privateering. — In order to encourage privateering, it is usual to allow the owners of private armed vessels to appropriate to themselves the property, ..."

4. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"privateering. — In order to encourage privateering, it is usual to allow the ... (a) privateering, under all the restrictions which have been adopted, ..."

5. Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812 by Alfred Thayer MAHAN (1905)
"These facts illustrate the considerations governing privateering, and refute the plausible opinion often advanced, that it was a mere matter of gambling ..."

6. Economic and Social History of New England, 1620-1789 by William Babcock Weeden (1890)
"should neglect privateering, and its relation to the course of general trade. ... In the beginning of the century, privateering proper was practiced, ..."

7. The Friend of Peace by Noah Worcester, Massachusetts Peace Society (1821)
"On this part of the history of the wars of Britain, we shall, for the present, leave our readers to their own reflections. IMPORTANT REPORT ON privateering. ..."

8. The Life of Richard Cobden by John Morley (1881)
"On privateering. "Oct. 6, 1863. (To Mr. Bigelow.) — In 1854, on the breaking out of the Crimean war, a communication was sent by England and France to the ..."

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