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PILLAGE. The taking by violence of private property by a victorious army from the citizens or subjects of the enemy. This, in modern times, is seldom allowed, and then, only when authorized by the commander or chief officer, at the place where the pillage is committed. The property thus violently taken in general belongs to the common soldiers. See Dall. Dict. Propriete, art. 3, Sec. 5; Wolff, Sec. 1201; and Booty; Prize.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Les pillages se sont rapidement etendus a Johannesburg ou davantage de magasins appartenant a des etrangers ont ete attaques.
Ces elements, impliques et roules dans ces actes, ont ainsi tente vainement de mettre a profit un climat de liesse et de joie des fans du ballon rond pour commettre des violences, des pillages et provoquer les forces de l'ordre afin de declencher des affrontements qui seraient exploites et mediatises par le camp de Tindouf comme atteinte aux libertes individuelles et publiques et aux droits humains.
"No master," sighs Guillermo, as Nandor pillages the stationery aisle.
The IGP suggested a strategy to handle such chaotic situations and said the media must play its role by educating the protestors that the blockade of roads and resorting to arson and pillage will cause severe inconvenience to public, patients, businessmen and students and lead to nuisance in the society.
that the [bailout] measures cannot and will not be taken, because they undermine the position of the working people, they mean a pillage of the rights and income of the working people.
"Pillage of Iraq's and Syria's culture has reached an unprecedented scale… It fuels the conflicts by providing revenues for armed groups and terrorists.
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In this shape, indeed, at its worst, media looks at everything as a territory to conquer and pillage rather than a canvas, and seeks to exploit it as such to the full, regardless of the damage this may cause.In fact, years ago, when ambient started making its way regularly into creative briefs, a land- mark paper raised the alarm by describing it as having the potential to become pollution, and there- fore risk damaging the very brands it advertises.
History Day is coming up soon at school and little Vulgar the Viking intends using the special day to reclaim his Viking heritage, 'to bring back pillage to the village'.
SO Kevin Bradley claims to have studied history for many years and claims that the slaughter of Red Indians and the bombing of Iraq was due to the pillage of their national resources.