spoliate


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spoliate

(ˈspəʊlɪˌeɪt)
vb
a less common word for despoil

spo•li•ate

(ˈspoʊ liˌeɪt)

v.t., v.i. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to plunder, rob, or ruin.
[1715–25; < Latin spoliātus, past participle of spoliāre to spoil. See spoil, -ate1]
spo`li•a′tion, n.
spo′li•a`tor, n.

spoliate


Past participle: spoliated
Gerund: spoliating

Imperative
spoliate
spoliate
Present
I spoliate
you spoliate
he/she/it spoliates
we spoliate
you spoliate
they spoliate
Preterite
I spoliated
you spoliated
he/she/it spoliated
we spoliated
you spoliated
they spoliated
Present Continuous
I am spoliating
you are spoliating
he/she/it is spoliating
we are spoliating
you are spoliating
they are spoliating
Present Perfect
I have spoliated
you have spoliated
he/she/it has spoliated
we have spoliated
you have spoliated
they have spoliated
Past Continuous
I was spoliating
you were spoliating
he/she/it was spoliating
we were spoliating
you were spoliating
they were spoliating
Past Perfect
I had spoliated
you had spoliated
he/she/it had spoliated
we had spoliated
you had spoliated
they had spoliated
Future
I will spoliate
you will spoliate
he/she/it will spoliate
we will spoliate
you will spoliate
they will spoliate
Future Perfect
I will have spoliated
you will have spoliated
he/she/it will have spoliated
we will have spoliated
you will have spoliated
they will have spoliated
Future Continuous
I will be spoliating
you will be spoliating
he/she/it will be spoliating
we will be spoliating
you will be spoliating
they will be spoliating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spoliating
you have been spoliating
he/she/it has been spoliating
we have been spoliating
you have been spoliating
they have been spoliating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spoliating
you will have been spoliating
he/she/it will have been spoliating
we will have been spoliating
you will have been spoliating
they will have been spoliating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spoliating
you had been spoliating
he/she/it had been spoliating
we had been spoliating
you had been spoliating
they had been spoliating
Conditional
I would spoliate
you would spoliate
he/she/it would spoliate
we would spoliate
you would spoliate
they would spoliate
Past Conditional
I would have spoliated
you would have spoliated
he/she/it would have spoliated
we would have spoliated
you would have spoliated
they would have spoliated
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spoliate

verb
To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war:
Archaic: harrow, spoil.
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Maybe you just installed a great new cloud-based collaboration tool, but then you get sued, and you need to make sure you don't lose or spoliate the content in that tool.
20) The words might well serve as a general apologia for James's career, but in 1904 his titular self-identification as "an antiquary" was at once an accurate if anxious description of his wide research interests and a deflecting deprecation of amateur fictions that both spoliate professional scholarship and invoke as their theme an increasingly anachronistic academic identity.
38) Because the duty to preserve relevant evidence may arise before litigation is formally commenced, a party (39) can spoliate evidence prior to the commencement of litigation, after litigation commences, or during the trial itself.