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


4. Law

Injury done to a document.


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