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English definition of “pillage”

pillage

verb [I or T]     /ˈpɪl.ɪdʒ/ formal
to steal something from a place or a person by using violence , especially during war : Works of art were pillaged from many countries in the dark days of the Empire .Stealing pillage     noun [U]
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