Definition of dispossessed
: deprived of homes, possessions, and security
Examples of dispossessed in a Sentence
The organization helps dispossessed people rebuild their lives.
Recent Examples of dispossessed from the Web
And these will be full of concern for the republic and those dispossessed Midwestern salt-of-the-earth taxpaying Americans, as if.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'dispossessed'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of dispossessed
DISPOSSESSED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dispossessed for English Language Learners
: having had your land, possessions, etc., taken away from you
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up dispossessed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).