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plunder

noun booty, depredation, devastation, foray, haul, ill-gotten goods, illicit gains, loot, maraud, pillage, praeda, raid, rapina, rapine, ravin, razzia, robbery, sack, seizure, spoils, spoliation, stolen articles, stolen goods, take, theft

plunder

verb buccaneer, carry off, compilare, depredate, desolate, despoil, displume, divest, flay, impoverish, lay in ruins, lay waste, loot, maraud, overthrow, pillage, pirate, prey on, purloin, raid, ransack, ravage, raze, reave, rifle, rob, ruin, sack, seize, steal, strip, take away, thieve
See also: despoil, devastate, hijack, hold up, loot, pillage, pirate, prey, prize, rape, rob, spoil, spoils, spoliation, steal

TO PLUNDER. The capture of personal property on land by a public enemy, with a view of making it his own. The property so captured is called plunder. See Booty; Prize.

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Mr Rizvi said the 70-year-long rule of the plunderers had now had come to an end and crane the election symbol of Tehreek would lift the standard of the country.
The plunderers could be got convicted from the courts on the basis of evidence and as per law', he said this while presiding over a meeting held here in NAB headquarters Tuesday to review the performance of NAB.
Although there is evidence to show that there were glaring irregularities in the disbursement of accused Estrada's PDAF allocations and that he received a sum of money from his participation in these irregularities, there is no strong evidence to show that he is the main plunderer within the contemplation of the plunder law and as alleged in the information [of the case].
He said the passports and the properties of the plunderers would be confiscated and they would not be allowed to flee the country.
As president, Mandela accepted Africa's odious and Overseas' Aid plunderers as cronies, leaving Mugabe to fill his handmade shoes with swag.
Hamas' refugees department praised Haniyeh's speech and emphasized that al-Quds (Jerusalem) is "the heart of Palestine" and its liberation is "tantamount to the liberation of all the land of Palestine from the impurity of the Jews the plunderers.
Your readers might not be aware that the word Tory is an old English word for robbers and plunderers and thieves.
The army is still chasing the plunderers, who are believed to have withdrawn to Baroua, 147 km from Rafai," the radio reported.
This is a reprint of a 1971 text by Scottish author Fraser (1925-2008), on the clan-loyal raiders, freebooters, plunderers, and rustlers who robbed, murdered, and wreaked havoc along the frontier between England and Scotland from the 13th to the 16th centuries.
I wonder if these profiteering plunderers ever think of the contempt in which they are held by the little people whose pounds and pennies finance his millionaire lifestyle.
Tax these capitalist plunderers comes the cry, squeeze them till the pips squeak, they deserve it.
It is merely the self-interest of a few greedy 'chartered surveyors', engineers and other plunderers of Newport's property market that are at all interested in the proposal.