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Spoliation

Spo`li`a´tion   Pronunciation: spō´lĭ`ā´shŭn
n.1.The act of plundering; robbery; deprivation; despoliation.
2.Robbery or plunder in war; especially, the authorized act or practice of plundering neutrals at sea.
3.(Eccl. Law) The act of an incumbent in taking the fruits of his benefice without right, but under a pretended title.
4.(Law) Injury done to a document.
Noun1.spoliation - (law) the intentional destruction of a document or an alteration of it that destroys its value as evidence
2.spoliation - the act of stripping and taking by force

SPOLIATION, Eng. eccl. law. The name of a suit sued out in the spiritual court to recover for the fruits of the church, or for the church itself. F. N. B. 85.
     2. It is also a waste of church property by an ecclesiastical person. 3 Bl. Com. 90.

SPOLIATION, torts. Destruction of a thing by the act of a stranger; as, the erasure or alteration of a writing by the act of a stranger, is called spoliation. This has not the effect to destroy its character or legal effect. 1 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 566. 2. By spoliation is also understood the total destruction of a thing; as, the spoliation of papers, by the captured party, is generally regarded as proof of. guilt, but in America it is open to explanation, except in certain cases where there is a vehement presumption of bad faith. 2 Wheat. 227, 241; 1 Dods. Adm. 480, 486. See Alteration.

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