spoliate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

spoliate (third-person singular simple present spoliates, present participle spoliating, simple past and past participle spoliated)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To engage in robbery; to plunder.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1845, Benjamin Disraeli, Sybil; or, The Two Nations
    But the other great whig families who had obtained this honour, and who had done something more for it than spoliate their church and betray their king, set up their backs against this claim of the Egremonts.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

spoliate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of spoliare
  2. second-person plural present subjunctive of spoliare
  3. second-person plural imperative of spoliare
  4. feminine plural of spoliato

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

spoliāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of spoliō