(Spoke), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spoked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spoking.] To furnish with spokes, as a
(Spo"ken) a. [p. p. of Speak.]
1. Uttered in speech; delivered by word of mouth; oral; as, a spoken narrative; the spoken word.
2. Characterized by a certain manner or style in speaking; often in composition; as, a pleasant-spoken
Methinks you 're better spoken.Shak.
(Spoke"shave`) n. A kind of drawing knife or planing tool for dressing the spokes of wheels,
the shells of blocks, and other curved work.
(Spokes"man) n.; pl. Spokesmen [Speak, spoke + man.] One who speaks for another.
He shall be thy spokesman unto the people.Ex. iv. 16.
(Spo"li*ate) v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Spoliated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spoliating ] [L. spoliatus, p.
p. of spoliare spoil. See Spoil, v. t.] To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob.
(Spo`li*a"tion) n. [L. spoliatio; cf. F. spoliation. See Spoil, v. t.]
1. The act of plundering; robbery; deprivation; despoliation.
Legal spoliation, which will impoverish one part of the community in order to corrupt the remainder.Sir
G. C. Lewis.
2. Robbery or plunder in war; especially, the authorized act or practice of plundering neutrals at sea.
3. (Eccl. Law) (a) The act of an incumbent in taking the fruits of his benefice without right, but under a
pretended title. Blackstone.
(b) A process for possession of a church in a spiritual court.
4. (Law) Injury done to a document.
(Spo"li*a*tive) a. [Cf. F. spoliatif.] Serving to take away, diminish, or rob; esp. (Med.),
serving to diminish sensibily the amount of blood in the body; as, spoliative bloodletting.