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expropriation

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  1. 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> Synonyms arrogation, commandeering, detainer, appropriation, preemption, seizure, takeover, usurpationRelated Words annexation, assumption, attachment, confiscation, grab, impoundment, repossession, sequestration; defalcation, embezzlement, misapplication, misappropriation, misuse, peculation, theft; despoilment, looting, pillaging; encroachment, infringement, piracy; invasion, occupancy, occupation, preoccupancy, trespass; deforcement, disfurnishment, dispossession, ejection, stripping


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