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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law; Freeing from evil spirits.

Usage examples (31)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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" has sprung a movement that is still developing and has not yet reached its final form. for more
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