spoliation


spoliation
spo·li·a·tion /ˌspō-lē-'ā-shən/ n
1: the destruction, alteration, or mutilation of evidence esp. by a party for whom the evidence is damaging
2: alteration or mutilation of an instrument (as a will) by one who is not a party to the instrument

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

spoliation
I noun attack, brigandage, buccaneering, depredation, deprivation, desolation, despoliation, destruction, devastation, direptio, direption, expilatio, foray, looting, marauding, pilfering, pillage, pillaging, piracy, plunder, plunderage, plundering, raid, ransack, rapine, robbery, sack, theft, thievery II index depredation, deterioration, dissolution (disintegration), havoc, pillage, plunder, rape

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


spoliation
n.
The act of destroying something; destruction of evidence that might prove unfavorable; destruction or modification of a document or instrument.
v.
spoil

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


spoliation
USA
The negligent or purposeful destruction, alteration, hiding or holding back of evidence that is relevant to a legal proceeding.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


spoliation
n.
1 The intentional destruction, mutilation, concealment, or alteration of (usually documentary) evidence. If proven, spoliation may help to establish that the evidence was detrimental to the party responsible for it.
2 Pillaging or destroying real or personal property by violence.
3 The taking of a profit or other gain that properly should go to another.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


spoliation
Any erasure, interlineation, or other alteration made to commercial paper, such as a check or promissory note, by an individual who is not acting pursuant to the consent of the parties who have an interest in such instrument.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


spoliation
Any erasure, interlineation, or other alteration made to commercial paper, such as a check or promissory note, by an individual who is not acting pursuant to the consent of the parties who have an interest in such instrument.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • spoliation — [ spɔljasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1425; lat. spoliatio ♦ Didact. Action de spolier; son résultat. « Les acquéreurs se feraient [...] complices de la spoliation » (Romains). ● spoliation nom féminin (latin spoliatio) Littéraire. Action de déposséder par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Spoliation — Spo li*a tion (sp[=o] l[i^]*[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. spoliatio: cf. F. spoliation. See {Spoil}, v. t.] 1. The act of plundering; robbery; deprivation; despoliation. [1913 Webster] Legal spoliation, which will impoverish one part of the community in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoliation — Spoliation. s. f. v. Despouïllement. Avant sa spoliation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Spoliation — (v. lat.), Beraubung, Plünderung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Spolĭation — (lat.), Beraubung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Spoliation — (lat.), Beraubung; spoliieren, plündern …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • spoliation — c.1400, from L. spoliationem (nom. spoliatio) a robbing, plundering, pillaging, noun of action from spoliare to plunder, rob (see SPOIL (Cf. spoil)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • spoliation — Spoliation, Spoliatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • spoliation — [spō΄lē ā′shən] n. [ME spoliacioun < L spoliatio: see SPOIL] 1. a spoliating or being spoliated; robbery; plundering 2. the act of spoiling or damaging 3. Law the destruction or alteration of a document by an unauthorized person …   English World dictionary

  • Spoliation — Confiscation La confiscation est une sanction décidée par une autorité qui s approprie les biens d une personne ou d une entreprise sans contrepartie. Sommaire 1 Notions voisines 2 Confiscation générale et confiscation spécifique 3 Confiscation… …   Wikipédia en Français


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