Spoliatory
Spoliatory Spo"li*a*to*ry (sp[=o]"l[i^]*[.a]*t[-o]*r[y^]), a. Tending to spoil; destructive; spoliative. [1913 Webster]

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  • spoliatory — index predatory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • spoliatory — spo·li·a·to·ry …   English syllables

  • spoliatory — ˈspōlēəˌtōrē adjective Etymology: Latin spoliatus + English ory : of, relating to, or characterized by spoliation …   Useful english dictionary

  • spoliation — noun a) The act of plundering or spoiling; robbery; deprivation; despoliation. b) Robbery or plunder in times of war; especially, the authorized act or practice of plundering neutrals at sea. See Also: despoil, despolation, spoil, spoliate,… …   Wiktionary

  • predatory — pred·a·to·ry / pre də ˌtōr ē/ adj: inclined or intended to injure competitors by unfair means subject to antitrust liability for predatory conduct National Law Journal predatory bidding Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • looting — Synonyms and related words: assault, attack, banditry, battering, brigandage, brigandism, butchery, depredation, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, direption, disorderliness, foraging, foray, forcible seizure, freebooting, killing, laying… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • marauding — Synonyms and related words: banditry, brigandage, brigandism, depredation, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, direption, foraging, foray, freebooting, looting, pillage, pillaging, plunder, plundering, plunderous, predacious, predatory, raid,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pillaging — Synonyms and related words: assault, attack, banditry, battering, brigandage, brigandism, butchery, depredation, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, direption, disorderliness, foraging, foray, forcible seizure, freebooting, killing, laying… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • plundering — Synonyms and related words: banditry, brigandage, brigandism, depredation, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, direption, foraging, foray, freebooting, looting, marauding, pillage, pillaging, plunder, plunderous, predacious, predatory, raid,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • predacious — Synonyms and related words: all devouring, all engulfing, bloodsucking, cannibal, cannibalistic, carnivorous, commensal, dietetic, dining, eating, extortionate, feeding, flesh eating, fruitarian, gastronomic, gluttonous, grabby, grain eating,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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