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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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The supporters of Musharraf gave contract of treasures of Chiniot to their favorite company without any tender process, he said and added these people plundered public wealth on the name of development projects and looted billions of rupees from Punjab Bank.
It is pertinent to note here that PAC made recovery of more than Rs 130 billions of plundered money during three and half years of chairmanship of former Chairman committee Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
Iranian officials have often accused Washington of plundering Afghanistan as well, but they have not explained what the Americans have plundered from that impoverished country.
Or shall we just content ourselves to spending more taxes and expect nothing will happen to those who plundered the people's money?
In other words not one exhibit, not one witness testified that she got a single peso, she got hold of or she even touched, she even smelled a single peso of the P365 million she supposedly plundered from the government, Mendoza said.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor under the Ombudsman also said the funds allegedly plundered by Napoles are public in nature because these are PDAF.