Definition of Despoliation

1. Noun. The act of stripping and taking by force.




Definition of Despoliation

1. n. A stripping or plundering; spoliation.

Definition of Despoliation

1. Noun. A stripping or plundering; spoliation. ¹

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Definition of Despoliation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Despoliation

despitefulness
despiteous
despiteously
despites
despiting
despitous
despoil
despoilation
despoiled
despoiler
despoilers
despoiling
despoilment
despoilments
despoils
despoliation (current term)
despoliations
despond
desponded
despondence
despondences
despondencies
despondency
despondent
despondently
desponder
desponders
desponding
despondingly
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Literary usage of Despoliation

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1. The Women of the South in War Times by Matthew Page Andrews (1920)
"XXI despoliation AND PROTECTION As illustrating some form of contrast to the story given above, a grateful tribute to a Federal ..."

2. Through America: Or, Nine Months in the United States by Walter Gore Marshall (1881)
"... Fall—The giant Canadian—The abuses of Niagara—'' Indian variety" stores—Wholesale despoliation of natural scenery—The white- paint nuisance again—Towers ..."

3. Monterey, Cradle of California's Romance: The Story of a Lost Port that was by Grace MacFarland (1914)
"despoliation OF MISSIONS Seeing an opportunity to seize the rich mission lands and obtain control of the Pious Fund, *the least scrupulous Mexican ..."

4. German Plans for the Next War by John de Barth Walbach Gardiner (1918)
"CHAPTER III despoliation OF BELGIUM SYSTEMATIC AND NOT WANTON GERMAN ambitions and the German plan to achieve them have been made clear in many ways, ..."

5. The Mining Laws of the Republic of Colombia: With a Short Explanation of by Charles Bullman (1892)
"It can not be said that there is violent despoliation by public authority, ... In order that this despoliation shall be classed as violent despoliation the ..."

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