from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of expropriating; the surrender of a claim to private property; the act of depriving of private propriety rights.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of expropriating; the surrender of a claim to exclusive property; the act of depriving of ownership or proprietary rights.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of expropriating, or discarding appropriation or declining to hold as one's own; the surrender of a claim to exclusive property.
  • n. The act of taking for public use upon providing compensation; condemnation by right of eminent domain.
  • n. The act of dispossessing an owner, either wholly or to a limited extent, of his property or proprietary rights.

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

  • n. taking out of an owner's hands (especially taking property by public authority)


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expropriate +‎ -ion


  • There continues, as well, a certain expropriation of aspects of a generic “Latin” culture – the mojito/fajita craze as one example.

    Indicator Species : Emily Warn : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • For what amounts to expropriation from the unwilling taxpayer, the text of the report is not much better, stating as it does that the EU parliament has "squeezed" an additional €2bn out of member states.

    Scum for our money

  • In Germany I believe they call it "expropriation" - at least that's what wiki has for Germany on the subject.

    Damn Interesting

  • But even those who have confidence in the ability of governments to create productive employment should be concerned about the ethical dimension of expropriation, which is on par with Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner's decision to nationalize private pensions in 2008, when her government faced bankruptcy.

    Ireland's Private Pension Raid

  • Last Sunday's term was expropriation, which is defined as:

    Legal Definitions

  • The expropriation was the major obstacle to cooperation with Mexico, U.S. Ambassador Josephus Daniels told Roosevelt in 1941, and there was no sense trying to restore and defend a status “as dead as Julius Caesar.”

    The Prize

  • Government Gazette that certain claims for the restitution of land are being investigated by the Commission, have, despite information to the contrary, been termed expropriation notices.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • If the idea of expropriation be adopted by the people it will be carried into effect in spite of all the "insurmountable" obstacles with which we are menaced.

    The Conquest of Bread

  • Call a spade a spade; call expropriation a ten-ton ice pick. supposed hijacking of a multi-billion rand manganese holding company,

    Moneyweb daily news

  • In some places it is called expropriation, but here it is done by doubling the taxes at the same time one introduces punitive Carbon cap and trade schemes.



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