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Definition of "dispossession" [dis•pos•ses•sion]

  • The act of dispossessing. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "dispossession" in a sentence
  • "What can be said is we often neglect to recall the dispossession of the natives in Iowa and further east, which amid today's flag waving today is equally important."
  • "The point that the video makes -- and which is made in much more depth in the excellent new report "Carbon Trading - how it works and why it fails" -- is not only that it doesn't actually deliver emissions reductions but it also comes at great costs - such as dispossession of indigenous peoples - whilst rewarding the main polluters."
  • "Yet during the period of my research women in Facazisse were indeed suffering from a kind of dispossession that can be explained in the context of global forces of capitalism impinging on a traditional land-based social system."