Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of putting out of possession, or the state of being dispossessed.
  • noun The act of relieving or freeing from demoniac possession, or the like.
  • noun In law, same as ouster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of putting out of possession; the state of being dispossessed.
  • noun (Law) The putting out of possession, wrongfully or otherwise, of one who is in possession of a freehold, no matter in what title; -- called also ouster.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of dispossessing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
  • noun freeing from evil spirits

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • He pointed to the reality that the people of Palestine have been, and continue to be, subjected to a sustained policy of "dispossession" by the Israelis.

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  • Meanwhile, a Globe and Mail reporter made up details about a meeting between Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas, in order to make a dubious point about Palestinian "dispossession".

    Daimnation!: More mainstream media fraud

  • "dispossession" has sprung a movement that is still developing and has not yet reached its final form.

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  • "dispossession" has sprung a movement that is still developing and has not yet reached its final form.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • "dispossession" has sprung a movement that is still developing and has not yet reached its final form.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • "dispossession" has sprung a movement that is still developing and has not yet reached its final form.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • "dispossession" has sprung a movement that is still developing and has not yet reached its final form.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

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