dispossessed
dispossessed dispossessed adj. physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security.

Syn: homeless, roofless. [WordNet 1.5]

made a living out of shepherding dispossessed people from one country to another --James Stern


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dispossessed — index poor (underprivileged) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • dispossessed — UK [ˌdɪspəˈzest] / US adjective formal a) people who are dispossessed have had something valuable such as their land taken away from them b) the dispossessed people who are dispossessed …   English dictionary

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  • dispossessed — dis|pos|sessed [ˌdıspəˈzest] n the dispossessed people who have had property or land taken away …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • dispossessed — adjective Date: 15th century deprived of homes, possessions, and security …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dispossessed — adjective a) homeless b) impoverished …   Wiktionary

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