Spo`li*a"tion (?), n. [L. spoliatio; cf. F. spoliation. See Spoil, v. t.]
The act of plundering; robbery; deprivation; despoliation.
Legal spoliation, which will impoverish one part of the community in order to corrupt the remainder.
Sir G. C. Lewis.
Robbery or plunder in war; especially, the authorized act or practice of plundering neutrals at sea.
3. Eccl.Law (a)
The act of an incumbent in taking the fruits of his benefice without right, but under a pretended title.
A process for possession of a church in a spiritual court
Injury done to a document.
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