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expropriation

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the unlawful taking or withholding of something from the rightful owner under a guise of authority
  • the development of the colony involved expropriation of large tracts of fertile farmland from the natives

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The first known use of expropriation was in the 15th century

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“Expropriation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expropriation. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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