From L. spoliatus, from spoliare
- transitive|obsolete To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob.
- intransitive|obsolete To engage in robbery; to plunder.
1845, w:Benjamin Disraeli|Benjamin Disraeli, Sybil; or, The Two Nations
:But the other great whig families who had obtained this honour, and who had done something more for it than spoliate their church and betray their king, set up their backs against this claim of the Egremonts.