expilation

noun ex·pi·la·tion \ˌekspə̇ˈlāshən, -ˌspīˈ-\

Definition of expilation

plural

-s

archaic

  1. :  the act of plundering :  spoliation whence … proceeds this ravenous expilation of the state — Samuel Daniel

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Origin and Etymology of expilation

Latin expilation-, expilatio, from expilatus (past participle of expilare to plunder, from ex- 1ex- + -pilare, perhaps akin to Latin pila pillar, pier) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at pile


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