pillage

[pil┬Ělage]

To pillage is a term of war that means to take everything of value from a place that you've conquered, but these days, pillage can be used to talk about anyone who takes what's not theirs.

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The act of pillaging; robbery.

Noun
the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors"

Noun
goods or money obtained illegally

Verb
steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"


n.
The act of pillaging; robbery.

n.
That which is taken from another or others by open force, particularly and chiefly from enemies in war; plunder; spoil; booty.

v. i.
To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy.

v. i.
To take spoil; to plunder; to ravage.


Pillage

Pil"lage , n. [F., fr. piller to plunder. See Pill to plunder.] 1. The act of pillaging; robbery. Shak. 2. That which is taken from another or others by open force, particularly and chiefly from enemies in war; plunder; spoil; booty.
Which pillage they with merry march bring home.
Syn. -- Plunder; rapine; spoil; depredation. -- Pillage, Plunder. Pillage refers particularly to the act of stripping the sufferers of their goods, while plunder refers to the removal of the things thus taken; but the words are freely interchanged.

Pillage

Pil"lage, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pillaged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pillaging .] To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy.
Mummius . . . took, pillaged, and burnt their city.

Pillage

Pil"lage, v. i. To take spoil; to plunder; to ravage.
They were suffered to pillage wherever they went.

The act of pillaging; robbery.

To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy.

To take spoil; to plunder; to ravage.

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