spoliation - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    legal the action of taking goods or property from somewhere by illegal or unethical means

    You've been overcharging the elderly people residing at your establishment, and it's spoliation.

    Submitted by Connor from Russian Federation on 29/04/2016
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    formal the act of ruining something

    the spoliation of nature and the pollution of the environment

    Submitted by Connor from Russian Federation on 29/04/2016