Definition of Spoliate

1. v. t. & i. To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob.



Definition of Spoliate

1. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To engage in robbery; to plunder. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spoliate

1. to plunder [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES] - See also: plunder

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spoliate

spokeshaves
spokesman
spokesmanship
spokesmanships
spokesmen
spokesmodel
spokesmodels
spokespeople
spokesperson
spokespersons
spokest
spokeswoman
spokeswomen
spokewise
spoking
spoliate (current term)
spoliated
spoliates
spoliating
spoliation
spoliations
spoliative
spoliator
spoliators
spoliatory
spoligotype
spoligotypes
spoligotyping
spondaic
spondaics

Literary usage of Spoliate

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1. Hammon on Evidence: Covering Burden of Proof, Presumptions, Judicial Notice by Louis Lougee Hammon (1907)
"An unsuccessful attempt to spoliate or suppress evidence must be distinguished from the actual accomplishment of that end. If the attempt is unsuccessful, ..."

2. On International Copyright, in a Letter to the Hon. W.C. Preston by Francis Lieber (1840)
"spoliate another of a grant of land, given for no service. We must farther observe, that the more a producer unites with his manual labor intellectual ..."

3. An Inquiry Into the Ancient Corporate System of Ireland [etc.] by Peter Gale (1834)
"King James's new Boroughs.β€” King Charles I. and his conduct to the Corporations. β€” Conspiracy of Lords Ormond and Orrery to spoliate the people of Ireland. ..."

4. Walker Remodelled: Smart's Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language by John Walker, Smart (1871)
"(See also spoliate, &c.) To corrupt, to mar, to make use- lees :β€”neu. To decay, to grow useless:β€”* Corruption, the cast skin ot ..."

5. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1816)
"... spoliate et per mare ad sedes eorum in aedificia publics et pri vata depor- ... qme ibi erant insignia, diruta et spoliate sunt. ..."

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