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  Definition of Pillage
  1. the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors"
  2. goods or money obtained illegally
  3. steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
Similar Words: plundering, pillaging, loot, booty, plunder, prize, swag, dirty money, despoil, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, foray

 

Hyponyms: banditry, rape, rapine, looting, robbery, spoil, spoliation, spoilation, despoilation, despoilment, despoliation, ravaging, devastation, depredation, predation, sack, deplume, displume

 

Derivational Morphology: plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, foray, sack, rape, spoil, violate, booty, prize, swag, dirty money, plunderer, pillager, looter, spoiler, despoiler, raider, freebooter, plundering, pillaging, looting, robbery, spoliation, spoilation, despoilation, despoilment, despoliation

 

 
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