Dispossessing
Dispossess Dis`pos*sess" (?; see {Possess}), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispossessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispossessing}.] [Pref. dis- + possess: cf. F. d['e]poss['e]der.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Usurp the land, and dispossess the swain. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • dispossessing — dis·pos·sess || ‚dɪspÉ™ zes v. deprive of home or property, confiscate, take away, expel, evict …   English contemporary dictionary

  • History of Mexican-Americans — The history of Mexican American people is wide ranging, spanning more than four hundred years and varying from region to region within the United States. Mexican Americans were once concentrated in the states that formerly belonged to Mexico,… …   Wikipedia

  • Gugsa of Yejju — (died 23 May 1825) was a Ras of Begemder ( circa 1798 until his death), and Inderase (regent) of the Emperor of Ethiopia. According to Nathaniel Pearce, he took the Christian name of Wolde Mikael. [Pearce, The Life and Adventures of Nathaniel… …   Wikipedia

  • History of Hispanic and Latino Americans — The history of Latinos and Hispanics in the United States is wide ranging, spanning more than four hundred years and varying from region to region within the United States. The Latino and/or Hispanic presence in the United States is the second… …   Wikipedia

  • Darrel (Darrell), Reverend John — (16th century)    English Puritan minister convicted of fraud for exorcising the DEVIL from a man. John Darrel, a successful minister, was caught in religious infighting among moderate Catholics, English Anglicans, and Puritans. His case led the… …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • dispossess — [[t]dɪ̱spəze̱s[/t]] dispossesses, dispossessing, dispossessed VERB If you are dispossessed of something that you own, especially land or buildings, it is taken away from you. [be V ed of n] ...people who were dispossessed of their land under… …   English dictionary

  • replace — replace, displace, supplant, supersede are rarely interchangeable terms, but they can carry the same basic meaning to put a person or thing out of his or its place or into the place of another. Replace implies supplying a substitute for what has… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Deprivation — Dep ri*va tion, n. [LL. deprivatio.] 1. The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dispossess — Dis pos*sess (?; see {Possess}), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispossessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispossessing}.] [Pref. dis + possess: cf. F. d[ e]poss[ e]der.] To put out of possession; to deprive of the actual occupancy of, particularly of land or real… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dispossessed — Dispossess Dis pos*sess (?; see {Possess}), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispossessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispossessing}.] [Pref. dis + possess: cf. F. d[ e]poss[ e]der.] To put out of possession; to deprive of the actual occupancy of, particularly of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”