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spoliate

Line breaks: spo¦li|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈspəʊlɪeɪt/

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Definition of spoliate in English:

verb

[with object] formal
Rob of something; plunder: the slogan was purely a cover to spoliate ecclesiastical endowments

Origin

early 18th century: from Latin spoliat- 'spoilt', from the verb spoliare 'strip, deprive'.

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