Definitions

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  • adj. Tending to spoil; destructive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to spoil; destructive; spoliative.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting in spoliation; causing spoliation.

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Examples

  • When our resolutions cite the millions of dollars, pounds sterling, francs and marks which every year leave developing, neocolonized or colonized states as a result of spoliatory investments and one-sided loans, they are condemning imperialism and not any other social system.

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