Meaning of pillage
Pronunciation: (pil'ij), [key]
— v., n. -laged, -lag•ing,
- to strip ruthlessly of money or goods by open violence, as in war; plunder: The barbarians pillaged every conquered city.
- to take as booty.
- to rob with open violence; take booty: Soldiers roamed the countryside, pillaging and killing.
- the act of plundering, esp. in war.
- booty or spoil.
- pillage (Thesaurus)