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Meaning of SPOLIATION

Pronunciation:  `spowli'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of stripping and taking by force
  2. [n]  (law) the intentional destruction of a document or an alteration of it that destroys its value as evidence
 

SPOLIATION is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: despoilation, despoilment, despoliation, spoil, spoilation
 
 See Also: destruction, devastation, pillage, pillaging, plundering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spo`li*a"tion\, n. [L. spoliatio; cf. F. spoliation.
See {Spoil}, v. t.]
1. The act of plundering; robbery; deprivation; despoliation.

         Legal spoliation, which will impoverish one part of
         the community in order to corrupt the remainder.
                                               --Sir G. C.
                                               Lewis.

2. Robbery or plunder in war; especially, the authorized act
   or practice of plundering neutrals at sea.

3. (Eccl. Law)
   (a) The act of an incumbent in taking the fruits of his
       benefice without right, but under a pretended title.
       --Blackstone.
   (b) A process for possession of a church in a spiritual
       court.

4. (Law) Injury done to a document.

 

 

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