dispossess

  • 1dispossess — dis·pos·sess /ˌdis pə zes/ vt: to put out of possession or occupancy compare evict dis·pos·ses·sion / ze shən/ n dis·pos·ses·sor / ze sər/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …

    Law dictionary

  • 2Dispossess — 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

  • 3dispossess — late 15c., from O.Fr. despossesser to dispossess, from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + possesser (see POSSESS (Cf. possess)). Related: Dispossessed; dispossessing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4dispossess of — index abridge (divest) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5dispossess — dis‧pos‧sess [ˌdɪspəˈzes] verb [transitive] to take property or land away from someone, often illegally: • black South Africans who had been dispossessed of their homes dispossession noun [uncountable] …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6dispossess — [v] deprive appropriate, eject, evict, expel, expropriate, oust, put out, throw into the street*; concepts 121,142 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7dispossess — ► VERB 1) deprive of land or property. 2) (in sport) deprive (a player) of the ball. DERIVATIVES dispossession noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8dispossess — [dis΄pə zes′] vt. to deprive of the possession of something, esp. land, a house, etc.; oust dispossession [dis΄pəzesh′ən] n. dispossessor n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9dispossess — v. (D; tr.) to dispossess of (they were dispossessed of their wealth) * * * [ˌdɪspə zes] (D; tr.) to dispossess of (they were dispossessed of their wealth) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10dispossess — UK [ˌdɪspəˈzes] / US verb [transitive] Word forms dispossess : present tense I/you/we/they dispossess he/she/it dispossesses present participle dispossessing past tense dispossessed past participle dispossessed formal to take something valuable… …

    English dictionary

  • 11dispossess — v. a. 1. Deprive, divest, strip. 2. Dislodge, eject, oust, drive out. 3. (Law.) Disseize, oust, wrongfully dispossess …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 12dispossess — transitive verb Etymology: Middle French despossesser, from des dis + possesser to possess Date: 15th century to put out of possession or occupancy < dispossessed the nobles of their land > • dispossession noun • dispossessor …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13dispossess — dispossession, n. dispossessor, n. dispossessory /dis peuh zes euh ree/, adj. /dis peuh zes /, v.t. 1. to put (a person) out of possession, esp. of real property; oust. 2. to banish. 3. to abandon ownership of (a building), esp …

    Universalium

  • 14dispossess — verb To deprive someone of the possession of land, especially by evicting them. See Also: dispossession …

    Wiktionary

  • 15dispossess — Synonyms and related words: bereave, boot out, bounce, cut off, disendow, disherison, disinherit, dislodge, disown, disseise, divest, drive out, eject, evict, expel, expropriate, foreclose, kick out, lose, oust, put out, rob, throw out, turn out …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16dispossess — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. evict, dislodge; confiscate, usurp. See displacement, acquisition. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To take away from] Syn. confiscate, divest, strip, steal; see disinherit , seize 2 . 2. [To evict] Syn.&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17dispossess — dis|pos|sess [ˌdıspəˈzes] v [T usually passive] to take property or land away from someone be dispossessed of sth ▪ Many black South Africans had been dispossessed of their homes. &GT;dispossession [ ˈzeʃən] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18dispossess — dis|pos|sess [ ,dıspə zes ] verb transitive FORMAL to take something valuable such as land away from someone …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19dispossess — [[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&#8230; …

    English dictionary

  • 20dispossess — dis·pos·sess || ‚dɪspÉ™ zes v. deprive of home or property, confiscate, take away, expel, evict …

    English contemporary dictionary