Pil"lage (?), n. [F., fr. piller to plunder. See Pill to plunder.]

1.

The act of pillaging; robbery.

Shak.

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.

Syn. -- Plunder; rapine; spoil; depredation. -- Pillage, Plunder. Pillage refers particularly to the act of stripping the sufferers of their goods, while plunder refers to the removal of the things thus taken; but the words are freely interchanged.

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Pil"lage, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pillaged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pillaging (?).]

To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy.

Mummius . . . took, pillaged, and burnt their city.
Arbuthnot.

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Pil"lage, v. i.

To take spoil; to plunder; to ravage.

They were suffered to pillage wherever they went.
Macaulay.

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