Examples from the Web for despoliation
Without this natural protection it became a land subject to constant attack and despoliation.Taras Bulba and Other Tales|Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
And this was a Dawson dance-hall, the trump card in the nightly game of despoliation.
Day and night the game went on without abatement, the game of despoliation.
Then came war, despoliation, and a thrilling period of wandering.Pilots of the Republic|Archer Butler Hulbert
Besides this was the home of a prominent loyalist, protected from despoliation by high authority.My Lady of Doubt|Randall Parrish
British Dictionary definitions for despoliation
Word Origin and History for despoliation
1650s, from Late Latin despoliationem (nominative despoliatio), noun of action from Latin despoliatus, past participle of despoliare (see despoil).