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dispossess

verb [T] uk   /ˌdɪs.pəˈzes/ formal us  
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.
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dispossession
noun [U] uk   /-ˈzeʃ.ən/ us  
Translations of “dispossess”
in Spanish despojar, desposeer…
in French déposséder…
in German enteignen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 剝奪,奪去(某人的財産,尤指房屋或土地)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 剥夺,夺去(某人的财产,尤指房屋或土地)…
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