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  • n. the act of stripping and taking by force


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  • The defendants had argued for the delay after Judge Sue L. Robinson, in the U.S. District Court in Delaware, ruled on January 9 that evidence "spoilation" occurred when Rambus allegedly destroyed important information related to the case that could be used against it.


  • It is not possible to identify either who should be liable to such spoilation nor to whom this wiergeld is to bepaid.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Virginia “Confederate History Month” Proclamation

  • All of this ignore collateral attacks that are allowed, and other types of litigation spoilation of evidence, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, malicious defense in NH, good faith attacks in insurance litigation etc.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Anti-Anti-Sotomayor:

  • You know that spoilation is evidence of guilt - you've got the lawyers to tell you so.

    Deleted Whitehouse E-Mails; Another Bush Criminal; Another Reason to Impeach

  • A massive spoilation of ballot papers would, I believe, stop politicians of all parties in their tracks and would, hopefully, make them realise that the electorate need to be consulted, and that their views be acted upon.

    Coal Recovery -Yeh Right

  • Now it is your tyrant who is perpetually driven to iniquitous spoilation of temples and human beings, through chronic need of money wherewith to meet inevitable expenses, since he is forced to feed and support an army (even in times of peace) no less than if there were actual war, or else he signs his own death-warrant. 102 83


  • This should not lead you to a Tory love of aristocrats - it was, after all, they who sold the land or the mineral rights to allow this spoilation to take place - but it does explain Lawrence's extreme reaction to industrialisation.

    May 2005

  • I would hardly call the vast American was a vast array of spoilation either.

    LSE and cosmopolitan liberalism - The Austrian Economists

  • The greatest of prices paid, the most heavy taxation, and the most spoilation of the environment is fundamentally due to errant and intolerant religious beliefs.

    Drop The Belief Bomb: Its Religion, Stupid

  • Rambus recently recovered from an earlier lawsuit against Infineon, where the court dismissed Rambus's patent claims in a bench statement that concluded that Rambus engaged in spoilation of documents to such an extent that dismissal of the case was warranted.

    Archive 2006-01-01


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