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Meaning of DISPOSSESS

Pronunciation:  `dispu'zes

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  expel or put out of the possession of real estate
 

DISPOSSESS is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: deprive, divest, strip

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis`pos*sess"\ (?; see {Possess}), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. {Dispossessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispossessing}.] [Pref.
dis- + possess: cf. F. d['e]poss['e]der.]
To put out of possession; to deprive of the actual occupancy
of, particularly of land or real estate; to disseize; to
eject; -- usually followed by of before the thing taken away;
as, to dispossess a king of his crown.

      Usurp the land, and dispossess the swain. --Goldsmith.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bereave, boot out, bounce, cut off, disendow, disherison, disinherit, dislodge, disown, disseise, divest, drive out, eject, evict, expel, expropriate, foreclose, kick out, lose, oust, put out, rob, throw out, turn out, unhouse, unkennel
 

 

 

 

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