Plunder

usgb/ˈplʌndər/Volume
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War ContextPlay
Plunder involves force or aggression, often seen in warlike situations or historical conflicts. SlideInvaders would plunder ancient cities after a siege.
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Plundering implies some element of violence or coercion, not just quiet theft. SlideThe rebels proceeded to plunder the town's armory.
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Not Petty CrimePlay
Plunder refers to a larger scale of theft, not to minor acts like shoplifting. SlideThe invading army was accused of systematically plundering the countryside.