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  • noun Plural form of spoliator.


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  • The confederative diet further decreed the increase of the army, granted imposts on the property of the nobility and clergy, and established a commission of war dependent on the diet only, in order to check the influence of the permanent council of state, which their spoliators had created, for the purpose of destroying the national power.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

  • ARCHBISHOP CROKE says: "Politics now simply means food and clothes and decent houses for Irishmen and women at home; they mean the three great corporal works of mercy; they mean the protection of the weak against the strong, and the soil of Ireland for the Irish race rather than for a select gang of strangers and spoliators."

    Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 2, February 1886

  • Some there were in the nation who dared to resist the spoliators, but they were soon compelled to leave the country with no fortune but their swords.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

  • The treaty of partition was signed between the spoliators on the 2nd of August, in 1772, and it was followed in the month of September by declarations, manifestoes, and specifications of the territories which each of he powers was to possess Austria and

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

  • These are just remarks; but the causes of Poland's overthrow do not extenuate the guilt of the spoliators: the dismemberment of the country is a foul blot upon the historic page of Russia, Austria, and Prussia -- a blot which can never be wiped out.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

  • All the popular organisations are invited to cooperate in the struggle against the spoliators of food supplies.

    Appendix to Chapter XI

  • Taking advantage of the nation’s greatest misfortunes, these criminal spoliators are playing with the health and life of millions of soldiers and workers, for their own benefit.

    Appendix to Chapter XI

  • He then retired with his family to St. - Pierre-le-Vif, a confiscated abbey which he had purchased from the spoliators and shamefully desecrated, and there awaited events.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • It must always be remembered that these great monasteries were not only receivers of revenue as are our modern rich, but were also producers or, rather, could be producers when they chose, and that therefore the actual economic power of any one foundation might always be higher, and often was very considerably higher, than the nominal revenue, the dead income, which passed to the spoliators of the sixteenth century.

    The Historic Thames

  • All estates of the church confiscated prior to 1552 were to remain in the hands of the spoliators, all seized since that date to be restored.

    The Age of the Reformation


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