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Definition of Plunder


  1. To take the goods of by force, or without right; to pillage; to spoil; to sack; to strip; to rob; as, to plunder travelers.
  2. To take by pillage; to appropriate forcibly; as, the enemy plundered all the goods they found.
  3. The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of Pillage.
  4. That which is taken by open force from an enemy; pillage; spoil; booty; also, that which is taken by theft or fraud.
  5. Personal property and effects; baggage or luggage.

Plunder Quotations

To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.

Dictators cause the world's worst problems: all the collapsed states, and all the devastated economies. All the vapid cases of corruption, grand theft, and naked plunder of the treasury are caused by dictators, leaving in their wake trails of wanton destruction, horrendous carnage and human debris.
George Ayittey

The greatest of all crimes are the wars that are carried on by governments, to plunder, enslave, and destroy mankind.
Lysander Spooner

Alliance - in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
Ambrose Bierce

An elite class that is free to operate without limits - whether limits imposed by the rule of law or fear of the responses from those harmed by their behavior - is an elite class that will plunder, degrade, and cheat at will, and act endlessly to fortify its own power.
Glenn Greenwald
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Plunder Translations

plunder in Danish is plyndre
plunder in Dutch is plunderen, buitmaken, stropen, roven
plunder in French is pillons, piller, ravir, pillez, pillent
plunder in Latin is diripio, praeda, spolio, everro, spolium
plunder in Portuguese is roubar, pilhagem
plunder in Spanish is pillaje
plunder in Swedish is byte, plundring, plundra
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