Pillage is the act of taking or stealing something by force.(noun)
An example of a pillage is a group of people who take over a village and steal all the food and supplies.
Pillage is defined as to take something by force.(verb)
An example of pillage is holding a knife to someone's back and taking their money and jewelry.
See pillage in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME pilage < MFr < piller: see pill
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verb pil·laged, pil·lag·ing, pil·lag·es verb, transitive
Origin: From Middle English, booty
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from piller, to plunder
Origin: , from peille, rag (probably from Latin pilleus, pīleus, felt cap)
Origin: or from Vulgar Latin *pīliāre.
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