Definition of Dispossess

1. Verb. Deprive of the possession of real estate. "They dispossess him of all his money"

Generic synonyms: Deprive, Divest, Strip
Derivative terms: Dispossession



Definition of Dispossess

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Dispossess

1. Verb. To deprive someone of the possession of land, especially by evicting them. ¹

2. Verb. (sports) To take possession of the ball/puck etc. (from someone) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dispossess

1. [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dispossess

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dispossess (current term)
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Literary usage of Dispossess

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1. Elements of International Law and Laws of War by Henry Wager Halleck (1874)
"Man-of-war as joint captor cannot dispossess a privateer. Where a privateer or non-commissioned vessel is the actual captor, and a man-of-war only a joint ..."

2. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1848)
"... the children of such a union vigorous efforts had been made in England by Dunstan, with the assistance of King Edgar, to dispossess the married canons, ..."

3. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1892)
"... the landowner is considered to have acquiesced therein and to have waived his right to dispossess the company.1 injunction, or action for the trespass, ..."

4. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"There is no doubt but that six thousand troops could dispossess these sons of Belial with the greatest ease; a trial of which we expect very shortly. ..."

5. The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Its by James Gettys McGready Ramsey (1853)
"... have the right of property and the right of possession, to engage in a litigious controversy with the military who may be ordered to dispossess them. ..."

6. The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated by John Colin Dunlop (1842)
"... but is far inferior in merit to Feur d' Epine. malevolent enchantress, and should also dispossess her enemy of the musical horse and the cap of light. ..."

7. The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated by John Colin Dunlop (1842)
"... but is far inferior in merit to Feur d' Epine. malevolent enchantress, and should also dispossess her enemy of the musical horse and the cap of light. ..."

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