spoils

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Noun[edit]

spoils pl (plural only)

  1. That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty.
    "Gentle gales, Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole Those balmy spoils." —Milton.
  2. Public offices and their benefits regarded as the peculiar property of a successful party or faction, to be bestowed for its own advantage.
    To the victor belong the spoils.

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  • (that which is taken from another by violence): For semantic relationships of this sense, see booty in the Thesaurus.
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Verb[edit]

spoils

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of spoil
    Milk spoils when left out too long.