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Synonyms for freebooter

someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)

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If that sounds like a familiar lament in the industry, consider the possibility that Facebook launched its video platform with little vigilance regarding freebooting because that same lax approach to copyright protection was exactly what allowed YouTube to accumulate such incredible scale.
(This, of course, is based on a large amount of ignorance regarding the religious--or rather irreligious--attitude of the new Turkey.) Of the rest, those who want a free hand to work at the trade of freebooting want the Turks; and most of the people are not concerned about it at all.
The act reasserted the kind of control over the financial world that had rescued us from the 1930s Great Depression and helped sustain what really made America great--not free enterprise and freebooting, but a willingness to talk across political and economic lines to ensure that as many Americans as possible could prosper.
However, the number of well-armed and trained Islamist units is about to grow as the Pakistani Taliban have just announced that they have set up camps in Syria and have sent hundreds of men to Syria to operate alongside Jabhat Al Nusra, which gathers Islamists from many countries, including Libya and Tunisia, where increased government control offers a rapidly declining role for the militants as freebooting Islamist warriors are able to take advantage of the natural chaos of a civil war.
Freebooting Tuareg tribesmen, thrown out of work in Libya after the fall of the eccentric dictator who employed them, joined with elements of al-Qacda, and tried to found a separate country upon the desert wastelands of Northern Mali.
1401) served as entrepreneurs during times of war, supplying the Nordic monarchies with ships, men, and supplies, and in peacetime were freebooting pirates, preying on Hanseatic shipping.
(23) The freebooting rogue and scourge of fathers so vividly painted in Angiulieri's sonnets has been transformed into an attractive, mannerly young man--"bello e costumato uomo era" (9.4.6).
Reflecting the freebooting financial zeitgeist that prevailed at the time, the International Monetary Fund declared in 2006 that "the dispersion of credit risk by banks to a broader and more diverse group of investors-has helped make the banking and overall financial system more resilient-" As a result, "the commercial banks may be less vulnerable to-shocks."
I know almost nothing of his freebooting days, for I was still learning rhetoric at the Jesuit school at the time.
Within the trade-oriented environment of maritime Southeast Asia, freebooting was a political affair and an accepted means of resource and power accumulation while simultaneously demonstrating prowess.
Now, gentlemen, in square-sail brigs and three-masted ships, well-nigh as large and stout as any that ever sailed out of your old Callao to far Manilla; this Lakeman, in the land-locked heart of our America, had yet been nurtured by all those agrarian freebooting impressions popularly connected with the open ocean.
Using literature as well as the lives of real men, she gives examples of how patriarchal masculinity saw itself as being a "civilized" alternative to the freebooting characters of the Restoration.
(If I were a freebooting billionaire, however, I might be inclined to point out that the social cost of these two "collapses" is rather different.