Spoliation

Definition of Spoliation

Spo`li`a´tion   Pronunciation: spō´lĭ`ā´shŭn
n.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) The act of an incumbent in taking the fruits of his benefice without right, but under a pretended title.
4.(Law) Injury done to a document.

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