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LOOT

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 990 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LOOT, plunder or spoil taken from an enemy in war, especially the indiscriminate plunder taken by the victor after the capture of a city. The word came into English from India. It is adapted from the Hindi lut, which is either from Sanskrit lutit, to rob, plunder, or lotra, loptra, booty.
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