The charge that did him in was minor compared with the money he pillaged, but it nonetheless sunk him.
Sewall notes in his diary, under this same date of Aug. 15, "Cary arrives who had been pillaged by the Pirats."
He was a bad manager, however, and after his wife's death he was pillaged by every one.
Some offerings of a better and richer description were pillaged at the time of the Revolution.
They were the roses of the mill; with Therese's assistance he must have pillaged the bushes in the enclosure.
They did not escape altogether: their houses were pillaged, and many had to fly for their lives.
A pilot, calling at his dwelling, found it pillaged and desolate.
The town was pillaged and burned to the ground with heavy loss of supplies to the stage company.
On the 25th of August, in the same commune, Mme. Morin's house was pillaged.
Thus they began to think of winning not merely gold and cattle, but lands and houses, on the coasts they pillaged.
late 14c., "act of plundering" (especially in war), from Old French pilage (14c.) "plunder," from pillier "to plunder, loot, ill-treat," possibly from Vulgar Latin *piliare "to plunder," probably from a figurative use of Latin pilare "to strip of hair," perhaps also meaning "to skin" (cf. figurative extension of verbs pluck, fleece), from pilus "a hair" (see pile (n.3)).
"plunder, despoil," 1590s, from pillage (n.). Related: Pillaged; pillaging. The earlier verb in English was simply pill (late Old English), which probably is from Latin pilare.
To eat voraciously or steal food: pillaged the office fridge when no one was looking