to strip ruthlessly of money or goods by open violence, as in war; plunder: The barbarians pillaged every conquered city.
to take as booty.
to rob with open violence; take booty: Soldiers roamed the countryside, pillaging and killing.
the act of plundering, especially in war.
booty or spoil.
- pil·lag·er, noun
- un·pil·laged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pillage
to rob (a town, village, etc) of (booty or spoils), esp during a war
the act of pillaging
something obtained by pillaging; booty
- pillager, noun
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