AskDefine | Define despoilment

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despoilment n : the act of stripping and taking by force [syn: spoil, spoliation, spoilation, despoilation, despoliation]

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  1. The act of despoiling; a plundering; despoliation.


  • 1994: Noah M. Lemos, Intrinsic Value
    On such a view, the despoilment of pristine wilderness is the loss of something intrinsically good.


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