[ pil-ij ]


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


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

Examples of pillage in a sentence:

  • The general was a decent man and did not allow any of his soldiers to pillage items from towns they invaded.  
  • During the race riot, many citizens were arrested as they tried to break into local stores and pillage expensive goods.