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dispossess

verb

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to end the occupancy or possession of
  • opponents of gentrification claim that the process unfairly dispossesses poorer residents of their long-established homes

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“Dispossess.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dispossess. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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