Complete Definition of "spoliate"

English

Etymology
From L. spoliatus, from spoliare

Verb
en-verb|spoliat|ing

  1. transitive|obsolete To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob.
  2. intransitive|obsolete To engage in robbery; to plunder.

Quotations
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.

References
R:Century 1911
R:Webster 1913

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