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SPOLIATION

Any erasure, interlineation, or other alteration made tocommercial 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.

A spoliator of evidence in a legal action is an individual who neglects to produce evidence that is in her possession or control. In such a situation, any inferences that might be drawn against the party are permitted, and the withholding of the evidence is attributed to the person's presumed knowledge that it would have served to operate against her.

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spoliation

spo·li·a·tion / ˌspōlēˈāshən/ • n. 1. the action of ruining or destroying something: the spoliation of the countryside. 2. the action of taking goods or property from somewhere by illegal or unethical means: the spoliation of the Church. DERIVATIVES: spo·li·a·tor / ˈspōlēˌātər/ n.

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spoliation

spoliation XIV. — L. spoliātiō, ōn-, f. spoliāre SPOIL; see -ATION
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