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Meaning of DESPOLIATION

Pronunciation:  di`spowlee'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of stripping and taking by force
 

DESPOLIATION is a 12 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: despoilation, despoilment, spoil, spoilation, spoliation
 
 See Also: pillage, pillaging, plundering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*spo`li*a"tion\, n. [L. despoliatio. See
{Despoil}.]
A stripping or plundering; spoliation. --Bailey.

 
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