Examples of dispossess in a Sentence
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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The poor, oppressed and otherwise dispossessed would be without an acoustic champion.
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Origin and Etymology of dispossess
Middle French despossesser, from des- dis- + possesser to possess
First Known Use: 15th century
DISPOSSESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dispossess for English Language Learners
: to take land, possessions, etc., from (someone)
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