That which is seized by violence or obtained by robbery specifically collective spoil used war plunder pillage
- products or money gotten illegally
- whatever is seized by violence or gotten by robbery, specially collective spoil used war; plunder; pillage.
residential property grabbed through the enemy in war, on land, as distinguished from "prize," that will be a capture of these residential property on the ocean. U. S. v. Bales of Cotton, 28 Fed. Cas. 302; Coolidge v. Guthrie, 6 Fed. Cas. 461.
"plunder, gain, revenue," mid-15c., from Old French butin "booty" (14c.), from a Germanic supply comparable to Middle minimal German bute "exchange." Affected in kind and sense by boot (n.2) plus in form by nouns ending in -y. Meaning "female human body thought to be a sex object" is 1920s, black slang.
(letter.) What is seized by physical violence or acquired by burglary, especially collective spoil consumed war; plunder; pillage.
But it was impossible to make the Cossacks budge when once they had got booty and prisoners.