Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To rob by open force.

Part of speech: noun

Open robbery, as in war.

Part of speech: noun

Spoil; booty.

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Usage examples "pillage":

  1. Side by side with well- disposed citizens were men of suspicious character, who only sought in insurrection opportunities for pillage and disorder. - "History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814", F. A. M. Miguet.
  2. Plunder and pillage at your pleasure, but spare the women and do not strike a blow at their modesty. - "The Faith of Islam", Edward Sell.
  3. Meanwhile, the Circoncelliones, armed with their bludgeons, continued to pillage and burn the farms. - "Saint Augustin", Louis Bertrand.