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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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Besides the plunderers, very various people, some drawn by curiosity, some by official duties, some by self-interest- house owners, clergy, officials of all kinds, tradesmen, artisans, and peasants- streamed into Moscow as blood flows to the heart.
The Vikings, Scandinavia's seafaring warriors from the 8th to 11th centuries, are best known as plunderers and killers.
The JI Amir said after coming into power his party would hold the plunderers of the nation's wealth to account for every single penny.
Syed Ayub Shah, Zulfiqar Afghani and Tahir Abbas of PPP in their addresses said it will be better to join hands with social worker Abbul Sattar Edhi despite supporting plunderers.
He said that those countries that created Israel are plunderers in the international arena who Okay Israel's crimes through their rights of veto in the UN.
Initially some $ 2 to 3 billion could be recovered from the plunderers of national wealth, he added.
Modi said the mother and son have never gone through the pangs of penury and asked the people of Uttarakhand to overthrow the government of plunderers who have looted the people and stashed their money abroad.
Apartheid was a busted As Mandela accepted odious Overseas' plunderers cronies flush that would have died from international censure.
I think that it is time for a prime minister calling his citizens plunderers to go.
He said the PTI would defeat the corrupt and plunderers of national wealth with massive public support.
And while Andrew Strauss will be under intense pressure on his 100th Test, he has a sensational Test record on his home ground and senior colleagues Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell and Matt Prior are regular plunderers at the venue.
America did marvelously well without the income tax until it was foisted upon us by a gaggle of schemers and plunderers in 1913.