Definition of dispossess
- dispossessed the nobles of their land
The land was settled by dispossessing the native people who lived here.
opponents of gentrification claim that the process unfairly dispossesses poorer residents of their long-established homes
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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