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Definition of "dispossess" [dis•pos•sess]

  • To deprive (another) of the possession or occupancy of something, such as real property. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dispossess" in a sentence
  • "We were running so far behind that the only thing which saved us from a dispossess was the fact that they couldn't get a constable who would carry the snakes out to the sidewalk; but Merritt was a resourceful cuss and I felt confident that he would figure out some scheme to win out."
  • "The Zionist quotes I posted establish that the antiZionist accusations that Zionist Jews intended to "dispossess" Arabs - that are frequently posted on these threads by Arab apologists - are false."
  • "Moss allegedly ordered the pair to look for police or traffic officers to attack and "dispossess" them of their service firearms, because the PAC did not have enough weapons to wage its armed struggle."