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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
maraud \ma*raud"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Marauded; p. pr. & vb.
n. Marauding.] [F. marauder, fr. maraud vagabond, OF.
marault; of uncertain origin, perh. for malault, fr.
(assumed) LL. malaldus; fr. L. malus bad, ill + a suffix of
German origin (cf. Herald). Cf. Malice.]
To rove in quest of plunder; to make an excursion for booty;
to plunder. "Marauding hosts." --Milman.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding;
"bands of marauding Indians"; "predatory warfare"; "a
raiding party" [syn: marauding, predatory, raiding]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "marauding":
banditry, brigandage, brigandism, depredation, despoiling,
despoilment, despoliation, direption, foraging, foray, freebooting,
looting, pillage, pillaging, plunder, plundering, plunderous,
predacious, predatory, raid, raiding, ransacking, rape, rapine,
ravage, ravagement, ravaging, ravishment, razzia, reiving, rifling,
sack, sacking, spoiling, spoliation, spoliatory
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