Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob.
  • v. To engage in robbery; to plunder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To plunder; pillage; despoil.
  • To engage in robbery; plunder.

Etymologies

From Latin spoliātus, perfect passive participle of spoliō ("plunder, pillage, rob"). (Wiktionary)

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