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English definition of “dispossess”

dispossess

verb [T]     /ˌdɪs.pəˈzes/ formal
to take property, especially buildings or land, away from someone or a group of people: A lot of people were dispossessed of their homes during the civil war. → Compare repossessTaking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things dispossession     /-ˈzeʃ.ən/ noun [U]
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