Etymology
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spoliation (n.)

"robbery, plunder," c. 1400, from Latin spoliationem (nominative spoliatio) "a robbing, plundering, pillaging," noun of action from past participle stem of spoliare "to plunder, rob" (see spoil (v.)).

updated on November 10, 2013

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Definitions of spoliation from WordNet

spoliation (n.)
(law) the intentional destruction of a document or an alteration of it that destroys its value as evidence;
spoliation (n.)
the act of stripping and taking by force;
Synonyms: spoil / spoilation / despoilation / despoilment / despoliation
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