Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DESPULZIE, v. “To rob, spoil, and plunder” (Sc. 1782 J. Sinclair Ob. Sc. Dial. 209). Cf. Spulzie. [dɛs′pul(j)i]

[O.Sc. has dispulze, etc., to strip of clothes, armour, etc., to despoil by injury or robbery, from 1375; Mid.Eng. despuile, O.Fr. despo(u)illier, Lat. despoliare.]

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