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 for plunder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plunder \Plun"der\, n.
     1. The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of
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              Inroads and plunders of the Saracens. --Sir T.
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     2. That which is taken by open force from an enemy; pillage;
        spoil; booty; also, that which is taken by theft or fraud.
        "He shared in the plunder." --Cowper.
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     3. Personal property and effects; baggage or luggage. [Slang,
        Southwestern U.S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plunder \Plun"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plundered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Plundering.] [G. pl["u]ndern to plunder, plunder
     frippery, baggage.]
     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.
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              Nebuchadnezzar plunders the temple of God. --South.
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     2. To take by pillage; to appropriate forcibly; as, the enemy
        plundered all the goods they found.
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     Syn: To pillage; despoil; sack; rifle; strip; rob.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: goods or money obtained illegally [syn: loot, booty,
           pillage, plunder, prize, swag, dirty money]
      v 1: take illegally; of intellectual property; "This writer
           plundered from famous authors" [syn: loot, plunder]
      2: plunder (a town) after capture; "the barbarians sacked Rome"
         [syn: sack, plunder]
      3: 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, pillage, foray]
      4: destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the
         beautiful country" [syn: rape, spoil, despoil,
         violate, plunder]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  88 Moby Thesaurus words for "plunder":
     banditry, blackmail, boodle, booty, brigandage, brigandism,
     capture, depredate, depredation, desolate, despoil, despoiling,
     despoilment, despoliation, devastate, direption, fleece, forage,
     foraging, foray, freeboot, freebooting, graft, gut, haul,
     hot goods, knock off, knock over, lay waste, loot, looting, maraud,
     marauding, perks, perquisite, pickings, pillage, pillaging, pirate,
     plundering, pork barrel, prey on, prize, public till,
     public trough, raid, raiding, ransack, ransacking, rape, rapine,
     ravage, ravagement, ravaging, raven, ravish, ravishment, razzia,
     reive, reiving, relieve, rifle, rifling, rob, robbery, sack,
     sacking, seize, spoil, spoiling, spoils, spoils of office,
     spoliate, spoliation, squeeze, stealings, stick up, stolen goods,
     strip, swag, sweep, take, things, till, traps, tricks, vandalism,

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  PLUNDER, v.  To take the property of another without observing the
  decent and customary reticences of theft.  To effect a change of
  ownership with the candid concomitance of a brass band.  To wrest the
  wealth of A from B and leave C lamenting a vanishing opportunity.

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