Definition of Spoilation
1. Noun. The act of stripping and taking by force.
Generic synonyms: Pillage, Pillaging, Plundering
Derivative terms: Despoil, Despoil, Despoil, Despoil, Spoil, Spoil, Spoil
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Literary usage of Spoilation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bound to Be Freeby Richard B. McKenzie by Richard B. McKenzie (1982)
"There will be, I fear, spoilation. The spoilation will increase the distress. The distress will produce fresh spoilation. There is nothing to stay you. ..."
2. Commentaries on the Law in Shakespeare: With Explanations of the Legal Terms by Edward Joseph White (1913)
"... by acknowledgment of record, in court, his punishment had been sufficient to prevent, or dissuade him from his desire to commit further spoilation. ..."
3. Southwark and Its Story by Charlotte Gilson Allen Boger, Mrs Edmund Boger, Edmund Boger (1881)
"In Southwark the people would not be sharers in the wholesale spoilation that went on, and all honour to them, they purchased the priory church of St. Mary ..."
4. Life and Times of S.H. West: With an Appendix on Evolution, Religion and by Simeon Henry West (1908)
"Said McLean county to hereafter protect said tract from damage or spoilation by evil doers, and in the event that the said county fails to so do, ..."