Translation of "expropriate" - English-Spanish dictionary

expropriate

verb /(British ) eksˈproupriˌeit; (American) eksˈproupriːˌeit/

(legal) (of a government or authority) to take someone’s private property and use it for public purposes

expropiar
government expropriated some 30,000 properties.

(formal) to take something from someone illegally or without permission in order to use it yourself.

apropiar
expropriation noun

expropiación, apropiación

(Translation of “expropriate” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)