spoilation


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Noun1.spoilation - the act of stripping and taking by force
pillaging, plundering, pillage - the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors"
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"Ayres Rock and the Spoilation of Nature," Sydney Bushwalker, October (1976), 8.
The political economy of technological underdevelopment in South Africa: Renaissance prospects, global tyranny, and organized spoilation. Lagos, Nigeria: CBAAC.
Fitting a lens with a surface treatment that resists spoilation
"The names and addresses of the suspects were clearly stated in the warrant but were deliberately covered when the warrant was faxed in order to prevent spoilation."
During discovery, ASUS turned over scant information, and Adams suspected spoilation.
The application to extract stone was approved at the recent Northumberland County Council planning meeting, so we are now at the start of the second phase of the campaign to save the countryside along the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site from spoilation: the issue of vehicle access.