spoils Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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spoilsplural noun

 us   /spɔɪlz/
goods, ​advantages, or ​profitsobtained by ​winning a ​war or being in a ​particularposition or ​situation: Only one ​competitorwins and gets the spoils of ​victory.
(Definition of spoils from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spoils”
in Turkish ganimet…
in Russian военная добыча, трофеи…
in Polish łupy…
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