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Definition of "spoliate" [spo•li•ate]

  • To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob. (verb)
  • To engage in robbery; to plunder. (verb)

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Use "spoliate" in a sentence
  • "EDITOR: Presumably this is why she thinks she can spoliate the role of the Queen for herself?"
  • "But it is theft of an aggravated kind, as the property which it would spoliate is more highly appraised than other chattels."
  • "Will Great Britain, a wise and magnanimous country, thus tutored by experience and wasted by war, the French Navy riding her Channel, send an army to Ireland, to levy no tax, to enforce no law, to answer no end whatsoever, except to spoliate the charters of Ireland and enforce a barren oppression?"