Definition of spoliation
1a : the act of plunderingb : the state of having been plundered especially in war
2 : the act of injuring especially beyond reclaim
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Legal Definition of spoliation
1 : the destruction, alteration, or mutilation of evidence especially 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
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