To plunder; to strip by violence; to pillage; to rob; -- with of before the name of the thing taken; as, to spoil one of his goods or possessions.
To seize by violence; to take by force; to plunder.
To practice plunder or robbery.
That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty.
Public offices and their emoluments regarded as the peculiar property of a successful party or faction, to be bestowed for its own advantage; -- commonly in the plural; as, to the victor belong the spoils.
The act or practice of plundering; robbery; waste.
(usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war); "to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"