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dispossess Explained

dispossess at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1494, from O.Fr. despossesser "to dispossess," from des- "dis-" + possesser "possess." ///

dispossess at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

dispossess-see disposseder

dispossess at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T usually passive] to take property or land away from someone// be dispossessed of sth// --Many black South Africans had been dispossessed of their homes.// -- dispossession/-ze[hA35D][hA368]n/ n [U] //

dispossess at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "dispossess":
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

dispossess at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Transfer): transfer, convey, assign, confer, transmit, exchange, dispossess, substitute.

dispossess at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb
[VN] [usually passive] sb (of sth) (formal) to take sb's property, land or house away from them
dispossession noun [U]

dispossess at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb
[VN] [usually passive] sb (of sth) (formal) to take sb's property, land or house away from them
dispossession noun [U]

Dispossess at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dispossess \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.

dispossess at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

dispossess
v : expel or put out of the possession of real estate

dispossess at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: etyl » enm|en, from Inter: etyl » frm|en Inter: term » despossesser|lang=frm

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪspəˈzəs/

Verb

Inter: en-verb » dispossesses|dispossessing|dispossessed
  • To deprive someone of the possession of land, especially by evicting them.
    1. Inter: sport » s To take possession of the ball/puck etc. (from someone)
    2. Inter: quote-news »


    |year=2011
    |date=October 1
    |author=John Sinnott
    |title=Aston Villa 2 - 0 Wigan
    |work=BBC Sport
    |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/15045618.stm
    |page=
    |passage=It was Bannan who released Agbonlahor for his goal with a long-range curling pass after Stephen Warnock had dispossessed Mohamed Diame.

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