dispossessed

adjective dis·pos·sessed \ -ˈzest also -ˈsest \
Updated on: 16 Mar 2018

Definition of dispossessed

: deprived of homes, possessions, and security

Examples of dispossessed in a Sentence

  1. The organization helps dispossessed people rebuild their lives.

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First Known Use of dispossessed

15th century



DISPOSSESSED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of dispossessed for English Language Learners

  • : having had your land, possessions, etc., taken away from you



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