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Noun: spoliation  ,spow-li'ey-shun
  1. (law) the intentional destruction of a document or an alteration of it that destroys its value as evidence
  2. The act of stripping and taking by force
    - spoil, spoilation, despoilation, despoilment, despoliation

Derived forms: spoliations

Type of: destruction, devastation, pillage, pillaging, plundering

Encyclopedia: Spoliation