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ˈspoʊ liˌeɪtspo·li·ate

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  1. spoliateverb

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

  2. spoliateverb

    To engage in robbery; to plunder.

  3. Etymology: From spoliatus, perfect passive participle of spolio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To SPOLIATEverb

    To rob; to plunder. Dict.

    Etymology: spolio, Lat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spoliateverb

    to plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob

  2. Etymology: [L. spoliatus, p. p. of spoliare to spoil. See Spoil, v. t.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spoliate

    spō′li-āt, v.t. to spoil, to plunder, to pillage.—v.i. to practise robbery.—ns. Spō′liary, the place in a Roman amphitheatre where the bodies of slaughtered gladiators were dragged to be stripped; Spoliā′tion, act of spoiling: robbery.—adj. Spō′liātive, serving to take away or diminish.—n. Spō′liātor, one who spoliates.—adj. Spō′liātory, tending to spoil: destructive.—n. Spō′lium, the property of a beneficed ecclesiastic not transmissible by will. [L. spoliatus, pa.p. of spoliārespolium, spoil.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoliate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoliate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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