Meaning of plunder

plun•der

Pronunciation: (plun'dur), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to rob of goods or valuables by open force, as in war, hostile raids, brigandage, etc.: to plunder a town.
  2. to rob, despoil, or fleece: to plunder the public treasury.
  3. to take wrongfully, as by pillage, robbery, or fraud: to plunder a piece of property.
—v.i.
  1. to take plunder; pillage.
—n.
  1. plundering, pillage, or spoliation.
  2. that which is taken in plundering; loot.
  3. anything taken by robbery, theft, or fraud.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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