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English definition of “pillage”

pillage

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈpɪl.ɪdʒ/ formal us  
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.
pillage
noun [U] uk   us  
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