n.1.The act of pillaging; robbery.
2.That which is taken from another or others by open force, particularly and chiefly from enemies in war; plunder; spoil; booty.
Which pillage they with merry march bring home.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy.
[imp. & p. p. Pillaged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pillaging .]
Mummius . . . took, pillaged, and burnt their city.
- Arbuthnot.
1.To take spoil; to plunder; to ravage.
They were suffered to pillage wherever they went.
- Macaulay.
Noun1.Pillagepillage - goods or money obtained illegally
2.Pillagepillage - the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors"
Verb1.pillage - steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"

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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