Spoliation

Spo`li*a"tion

(sp"l*"shn), n. [L. spoliatio: cf. F. spoliation. See Spoil, v. t.] 1. The act of plundering; robbery; deprivation; despoliation.
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Legal spoliation, which will impoverish one part of the community in order to corrupt the remainder.
Sir G. C. Lewis.
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2. Robbery or plunder in war; especially, the authorized act or practice of plundering neutrals at sea.
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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.
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4. (Law) Injury done to a document.
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