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characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding

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living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain

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There is no reason to defend payday lenders ability to issue loans that are, by definition, unaffordable, unless your goal is to prop up a predatory industry at the expense of consumers.
Authors have written to us wanting to re-publish their work after they find out later that they had published in a predatory journal.
To avoid the criticism that it is unfair to compare relatively new predatory journals with non-predatory, well-established journals that have excellent reputations for high-quality publications, we eliminated all of the top 200 journals in psychology as rated by SCImago (2007) in their most current version.
The CCP acted on a complaint received from the Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Limited (PACRA) which alleged that JCR-VIS' submission of a token bid of Rs 1,100 for a rating assignment of ten years was predatory in nature and it was meant to drive the PACRA out of the market, said a statement here on Thursday.
It is noted that predatory journals do not even comply with Basic English grammatical rules in their websites or e-mails, which should be an ominous sign for authors.
Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) was unable to get a suit that accused it of predatory lending practices dismissed.
It may have created the conditions under which new predatory publishing practices are now flourishing.
Although you may have read about predatory publishing earlier in the year, it is useful to be reminded and to consider our participation in a changing environment.
Predatory journals are most often open access journals that require the author to pay a publishing fee.
Our results suggest that, even without any predatory lending during the housing boom period, we still would have had a subprime crisis," says study coauthor Itzhak Ben-David.
While most books on bullying narrow the focus of behaviour to encounters between youths, The Bullies' Predatory Footprint expands the concept into society and institutions, adding a far wider-range of surveys that chart the psychological and detrimental effects of bullying throughout the world.
It was in late 2008 and early 2009 when he first became aware of predatory journals, but his term of "predatory publisher" did not stick until 2010.
Perhaps one reason for the variation is that there is no consensus on a definition of predatory lending.
But, predatory behavior is not so admirable (and much less socially acceptable), when, instead of it being a country terrier ridding a barn of rats or an Aussie herding sheep, it is your city dog chasing a skateboarder or the neighbor's cat.