despoliation








noun

  1. the act of plundering.
  2. the fact or circumstance of being plundered.

noun

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

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

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