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pillage

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French pillage, from piller (plunder), from an unattested meaning of Late Latin piliō, probably a figurative use of Latin pilō, from pilus (hair).

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VerbEdit

pillage (third-person singular simple present pillages, present participle pillaging, simple past and past participle pillaged)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To loot or plunder by force, especially in time of war.

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NounEdit

pillage (uncountable)

  1. The spoils of war.
    • Shakespeare
      Which pillage they with merry march bring home.
  2. The act of pillaging.

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JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French pillage.

NounEdit

pillage m (plural pillages)

  1. looting

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Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

pillage m (oblique plural pillages, nominative singular pillages, nominative plural pillage)

  1. pillaging

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