Synonyms for despoilment
- criminal attack
- forcible violation
- statutory offense
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DESPOILMENT
The Minnesota park is under the charge of a state custodian, who cares for and protects it from despoilment.
While the opposition is delaying the making of this Park, the despoilment of the region goes on.
c.1300, from Old French despoillier (12c., Modern French dépouiller) "to strip, rob, deprive of, steal, borrow," from Latin despoliare "to rob, despoil, plunder," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + spoliare "to strip of clothing, rob," from spolium "armor, booty" (see spoil (v.)). Related: Despoiled; despoiling.