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Meaning of spolia opima

spo•li•a o•pi•ma

Pronunciation: (spō'lē-u ō-pī'mu, -pē'- Lat. spô'li-ä&sec ô-pē'mä), [key]
  1. (in ancient Rome) the arms taken by a victorious general from the leader of a defeated army.
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