despoliation

despoliation

[dih-spoh-lee-ey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of plundering.
2.
the fact or circumstance of being plundered.

Origin:
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)
 
n
1.  the act of despoiling; plunder or pillage
2.  the state of being despoiled

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