Spoliation



noun
1.
the act or an instance of plundering or despoiling.
2.
authorized plundering of neutrals at sea in time of war.
3.
Law. the destruction or material alteration of a bill of exchange, will, or the like.
4.
the act of spoiling or damaging something.
noun
1.
the act or an instance of despoiling or plundering
2.
the authorized seizure or plundering of neutral vessels on the seas by a belligerent state in time of war
3.
(law) the material alteration of a document so as to render it invalid
4.
(English ecclesiastical law) the taking of the fruits of a benefice by a person not entitled to them

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