pil|lage «PIHL ihj», verb, -laged, -lag|ing, noun.
1. to rob with violence; plunder: »

Pirates pillaged the towns along the coast.

SYNONYM(S): sack, strip, rifle.
2. to take possession of or carry off as booty.
to take booty; plunder: »

The soldiers were allowed to pillage.

1. the act of plundering or taking as spoil; plunder, especially that practiced in war; robbery: »

The deserted village was a scene of pillage after the victorious troops had moved in.

SYNONYM(S): spoliation.
2. goods forcibly taken from another, especially from an enemy in war; booty.
[< Old French pillage < piller to plunder; origin uncertain]
pil´lag|er, noun.

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