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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pil·lage /ˈpɪlɪʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pil·lage n.
 1. The act of pillaging; robbery.
 2. That which is taken from another or others by open force, particularly and chiefly from enemies in war; plunder; spoil; booty.
    Which pillage they with merry march bring home.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Plunder; rapine; spoil; depredation.
 Usage: -- Pillage, Plunder. Pillage refers particularly to the act of stripping the sufferers of their goods, while plunder refers to the removal of the things thus taken; but the words are freely interchanged.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pil·lage, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pillaged p. pr. & vb. n. Pillaging ] To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy.
    Mummius . . . took, pillaged, and burnt their city.   --Arbuthnot.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pil·lage, v. i. To take spoil; to plunder; to ravage.
    They were suffered to pillage wherever they went.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: goods or money obtained illegally [syn: loot, booty, plunder,
            prize, swag, dirty money]
      2: the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the
         plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great
         authors" [syn: plundering, pillaging]
      v : steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people
          looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
          [syn: plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle,
           ransack, foray]