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Meaning of EXPROPRIATION

Pronunciation:  `ekspr`owpree'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  taking out of an owner's hands (especially taking property by public authority)
 

EXPROPRIATION is a 13 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: arrogation, confiscation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*pro`pri*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. expropriation.]
The act of expropriating; the surrender of a claim to
exclusive property; the act of depriving of ownership or
proprietary rights. --W. Montagu.

      The expropriation of bad landlords.      --M. Arnold.

 

 

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