Pillage

Definition of Pillage

Pil´lage
n.1.The act of pillaging; robbery.
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.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy.
[imp. & p. p. Pillaged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pillaging .]
Mummius . . . took, pillaged, and burnt their city.
- Arbuthnot.
1.To take spoil; to plunder; to ravage.
They were suffered to pillage wherever they went.
- Macaulay.

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