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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Freebooter  \Free"boot`er\,  n.  [D.  vrijbuiter  fr  vrijbuiten  to 
  plunder;  vrij  free  +  buit  booty,  akin  to  E.  booty.  See 
  {Free},  and  {Booty},  and  cf  {Filibuster}.] 
  One  who  plunders  or  pillages  without  the  authority  of 
  national  warfare;  a  member  of  a  predatory  band;  a  pillager;  a 
  buccaneer;  a  sea  robber.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  freebooter 
  n  :  someone  who  takes  spoils  or  plunder  (as  in  war)  [syn:  {plunderer}, 
  {pillager},  {looter},  {spoiler},  {despoiler},  {raider}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  FREEBOOTER,  n.  A  conqueror  in  a  small  way  of  business,  whose 
  annexations  lack  of  the  sanctifying  merit  of  magnitude. 
 
 




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