Despoliation meaning

dĭ-spōlē-āshən
A despoiling or being despoiled; pillage.
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A stripping or plundering; spoliation.
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The act of despoiling or the condition of being despoiled.
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Origin of despoliation

  • Late Latin dēspoliātiō dēspoliātiōn- from Latin dēspoliātus past participle of dēspoliāre to despoil despoil

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition