- dispossession 1570s, noun of action from DISPOSSESS (Cf. dispossess).
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dispossession — I noun abridgment, assumption, bereavement, condemnation, confiscation, dislodgment, disownment, disqualification, distrust, divestment, ejection, eviction, expropriation, expulsion, foreclosure, forfeiture, ouster, privation, removal, taking,… … Law dictionary
Dispossession — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The putting out of possession, wrongfully or otherwise, of one who is in possession of a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
dispossession — dispossess dis‧pos‧sess [ˌdɪspəˈzes] verb [transitive] to take property or land away from someone, often illegally: • black South Africans who had been dispossessed of their homes dispossession noun [uncountable] … Financial and business terms
dispossession — n. 1. Deprivation. 2. (Law.) Ouster, disseizin, wrongful dispossession … New dictionary of synonyms
dispossession — dispossess ► VERB 1) deprive of land or property. 2) (in sport) deprive (a player) of the ball. DERIVATIVES dispossession noun … English terms dictionary
dispossession — noun see dispossess … New Collegiate Dictionary
dispossession — See dispossess. * * * … Universalium
dispossession — noun The act of dispossessing … Wiktionary
dispossession — Synonyms and related words: bereavement, cost, damage, dead loss, debit, denial, denudation, deprivation, deprivement, despoilment, destruction, detriment, disendowment, disherison, disinheritance, dislodgment, disownment, disseisin, divestment,… … Moby Thesaurus
dispossession — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being deprived of what one once had or ought to have: deprival, deprivation, divestiture, loss, privation. See GIVE, RICH … English dictionary for students