Pillage Definition

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pillaged, pillages, pillaging
To deprive of money or property by violence; loot.
Webster's New World
To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; plunder.
American Heritage
To take as booty or loot.
Webster's New World
To engage in plunder; take loot.
Webster's New World
The act of plundering.
Webster's New World
That which is plundered; booty; loot.
Webster's New World
Something pillaged; spoils.
American Heritage

Origin of Pillage

  • From Middle English booty from Old French from piller to take (by ruse), plunder, manhandle from Vulgar Latin pīliāre probably from Latin pilleus, pīleus felt cap (worn especially by freedmen) perhaps akin to Greek pilos felt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French pillage, from piller (“plunder"), from an unattested meaning of Late Latin piliō, probably a figurative use of Latin pilō, from pilus (“hair").

    From Wiktionary

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