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despoliation

[dih-spoh-lee-ey-shuh n] /dɪˌspoʊ liˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of plundering.
2.
the fact or circumstance of being plundered.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin dēspoliātiōn- (stem of dēspoliātiō), equivalent to Latin dēspoliāt(us) (past participle of dēspoliāre; see despoil) + -iōn- -ion
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despoliation

/dɪˌspəʊlɪˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of despoiling; plunder or pillage
2.
the state of being despoiled
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Word Origin and History for de spoliation

despoliation

n.

1650s, from Late Latin despoliationem (nominative despoliatio), noun of action from Latin despoliatus, past participle of despoliare (see despoil).

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