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Meaning of DISPOSSESSION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
  2. [n]  freeing from evil spirits
 

DISPOSSESSION is a 13 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: eviction, exorcism, legal ouster
 
 See Also: actual eviction, due process, due process of law, evocation, ouster, retaliatory eviction, summoning, supernaturalism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis`pos*ses"sion\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]possession.]
1. The act of putting out of possession; the state of being
   dispossessed. --Bp. Hall.

2. (Law) The putting out of possession, wrongfully or
   otherwise, of one who is in possession of a freehold, no
   matter in what title; -- called also {ouster}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bereavement, cost, damage, dead loss, debit, denial, denudation, deprivation, deprivement, despoilment, destruction, detriment, disendowment, disherison, disinheritance, dislodgment, disownment, disseisin, divestment, eviction, expense, expropriation, foreclosure, forfeit, forfeiture, injury, loser, losing, losing streak, loss, ouster, ousting, perdition, privation, reclaiming, repossessing, repossession, robbery, ruin, sacrifice, spoliation, stripping, taking away, total loss
 

 

 

 

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