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pillage

noun appropriation, booty, brigandage, deprivation, despoilment, despoliation, destruction, devestation, foray, havoc, maraud, piracy, plunder, plunderage, prey, raid, ransack, rapacity, rapina, rapine, ravage, razzia, sack, spoliation, vandalism

pillage

verb bring to ruin, burglarize, damage, depredate, desolate, despoil, destroy, devastate, lay in ashes, lay in ruins, lay waste, level, loot, make a shambles, make havoc, maraud, pirate, plunder, raid, reave, rob, ruin, ruinate, sabotage, sack, spoil, steal, strip, thieve, waste, wreck
Associated concepts: larceny
See also: confiscate, despoil, devastate, harry, havoc, hold up, loot, pilfer, pirate, plunder, prey, prize, rape, rob, seize, spoils, spoliation, steal

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.

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The discovery off Co Mayo of the wreck of one of the largest galleons in the Spanish Armada has sparked fears that treasure hunters may pillage it.
It is the endless nightmare of the mind in continuous waking with no forest of green sleep but massed rancid ragheaps, the logs written like live graffiti sprawled across mass transit seats spelling chronicles of an ending like plague-words made flesh: I smell the death in you, your brother, your sister, your lover and anyone else invaded, afflicted with humanity, our fad and empty sciences, technocracies making vidiots who pillage only more TVs (which bend their bodies under the weight of O.
Apres trois nuits consecutives de troubles, le calme est revenu dans les differentes regions de la Tunisie , a annonce samedi le porte-parole officiel du ministere de l'Interieur, Khalifa Chibani, qui a fait etat de l'arrestation de 33 energumenes pour actes de vandalisme, de vol et de pillage.
Des organisations de la societe civile sahraouie, dont l'organisation de la jeunesse et celle des etudiants, des militants des droits de l'homme, regroupes autour des associations des familles des internes, des victimes des mines, des militants contre le mur ont decide de lancer une campagne de mobilisation et de sensibilisation contre le pillage des ressources de leur pays par les societes internationales.
Anthony Pillage - who runs The Way of the Spiritual Warrior centre in Foleshill - has mentored hundreds of students since setting up the club in 2003.
I'd have a more substantial pillage in a mild winter.
Neighbours Chris Pillage and Sarah Fairbairn went to his aid when he crawled badly injured from his home.
These are the facts in the life of Scipio, but the story brings to life the bloody battle, rape, pillage.
Some newly discovered ants aren't exactly vandals sacking Rome, but they pillage valuable real estate nonetheless.
A strange (or perhaps inevitable) time, then, for this melange of La Bayadere, Le Corsaire, and Raymonda, with its good Westerners (the Polish court), evil invaders (the Tartar hordes), all-powerful Khan, pure princess (named Maria) and fiance (Vaslav), alluring harem favorite (Zarema), and a pileup of pillage, seduction, treachery, and death.
arms and military training, established themselves as so, called warlords, creating an economy of pillage.