Definition Of pillage


rob (a place) using violence, especially in wartime.

During the first two nights of pillaging the Capital City, over half a million people were killed.

the action of pillaging a place or property, especially in wartime.

Leaving ‘the whole subject’ to local commanders nevertheless permitted considerable latitude for pillage or destruction and was in itself an important principle.

Example Of pillage

  • And He came into the stock exchange, where He found them intent on the rape and pillage of the peoples of the world, and he caused all trading to stop.

  • During the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico, newspapers reported pillage , rape, and murder of civilians by Gen. Zachary Taylor's soldiers.

  • During their forty-day pillage of Baghdad, the Mongols destroyed arguably the most advanced collection of human knowledge of all times.

  • Has there been a rash of rape, pillage and plundering by marauding bands of illegals?

  • He ignored the resolution and continued to rape and pillage the country.

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