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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pillage  \Pil"lage\,  n.  [F.,  fr  piller  to  plunder.  See  {Pill}  to 
  1.  The  act  of  pillaging;  robbery.  --Shak. 
  2.  That  which  is  taken  from  another  or  others  by  open  force, 
  particularly  and  chiefly  from  enemies  in  war;  plunder; 
  spoil;  booty. 
  Which  pillage  they  with  merry  march  bring  home. 
  Syn:  Plunder;  rapine;  spoil;  depredation. 
  Usage:  {Pillage},  {Plunder}.  Pillage  refers  particularly  to 
  the  act  of  stripping  the  sufferers  of  their  goods, 
  while  plunder  refers  to  the  removal  of  the  things  thus 
  taken  but  the  words  are  freely  interchanged. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pillage  \Pil"lage\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pillaged};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Pillaging}.] 
  To  strip  of  money  or  goods  by  open  violence;  to  plunder;  to 
  spoil;  to  lay  waste;  as  to  pillage  the  camp  of  an  enemy. 
  Mummius  .  .  .  took  pillaged,  and  burnt  their  city. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pillage  \Pil"lage\,  v.  i. 
  To  take  spoil;  to  plunder;  to  ravage. 
  They  were  suffered  to  pillage  wherever  they  went 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  goods  or  money  obtained  illegally  [syn:  {loot},  {booty},  {plunder}, 
  {prize},  {swag}] 
  2:  the  act  of  stealing  valuable  things  from  a  place  "the 
  plundering  of  Rome";  "his  plundering  of  the  great  authors" 
  [syn:  {plundering},  {pillaging}] 
  v  :  steal  goods;  take  as  spoils;  "During  the  earthquake  people 
  looted  the  stores  that  were  deserted  by  their  owners" 
  [syn:  {plunder},  {despoil},  {loot},  {reave},  {strip},  {rifle}, 
  {ransack},  {foray}] 

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