noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French spoliacion, Latin spoliation-, spoliatio, from spoliare to plunder — more at spoil Date: 15th century 1. a. the act of plundering b. the state of having been plundered especially in war 2. the act of injuring especially beyond reclaim

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  • spoliation — c.1400, from L. spoliationem (nom. spoliatio) a robbing, plundering, pillaging, noun of action from spoliare to plunder, rob (see SPOIL (Cf. spoil)) …   Etymology dictionary

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