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Definition of "despoilment" []

  • The act of despoiling; a plundering; despoliation. (noun)

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Use "despoilment" in a sentence
  • "The EPA's most-wanted fugitive list is filled with people who smuggled ozone-depleters, dumped toxins into the water supply, and committed other criminal acts of despoilment (The EPA notes: "Do not attempt to apprehend any of these individuals")."
  • "How would he feel if Notre Dame invited him to be their commencement speaker, and his fellow Catholics began denouncing him as the most pro-whatever (torture, war, environmental despoilment) columnist in the history of Catholicism?"
  • " The creature kingdom was sure of their cause and resolute in their determination to become free from the despoilment by the beasts of theupright worms:  their canine accomplices."