dispossession


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dis·pos·sess

 (dĭs′pə-zĕs′)
tr.v. dis·pos·sessed, dis·pos·sess·ing, dis·pos·sess·es
To deprive (another) of the possession or occupancy of something, such as real property.

dis′pos·ses′sion (-zĕsh′ən) n.
dis′pos·ses′sor n.
dis′pos·ses′so·ry (-zĕs′ə-rē) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dispossession - the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
due process, due process of law - (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
ouster - a wrongful dispossession
actual eviction - the physical ouster of a tenant from the leased premises; the tenant is relieved of any further duty to pay rent
retaliatory eviction - an eviction in reprisal for the tenant's good-faith complaints against the landlord; illegal in many states
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.dispossession - freeing from evil spiritsdispossession - freeing from evil spirits    
supernaturalism - a belief in forces beyond ordinary human understanding
summoning, evocation - calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations

dispossession

noun
The condition of being deprived of what one once had or ought to have:
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dispossession

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Once, the first time, when the rent of the house was two months behind and the landlord was threatening dispossession, it was Felipe Rivera, the scrub-boy in the poor, cheap clothes, worn and threadbare, who laid sixty dollars in gold on May Sethby's desk.
Among his topics are disciplining the wild(wo)men: Borisav Stankovic's not wannabe bride and Janko Polic Kamov's wannabe artist, a rebellion on the knees: Miroslav Krleza and the Croatian narrative of dispossession, and the dis/location of solitude: the dispossession of the paternal protection in Joseph Roth's The Radetzky March and Radomir Konstantinovic's Decartes' Death.
Despite the recent achievements of indigenous peoples on both national and international levels, the dispossession of their land rights remains one of the most common and compelling human rights violations around the world.
This day reminds us of our collective failure to bring justice to the Palestinian people who, since 1948, have suffered dispossession, protracted conflict and denial of human rights," he stated.
People have come to celebrate the dispossession of another people's lands," said Damian, a lorry driver and pro-Palestine activist.
London /PNN/ Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour declaration, an act of imperialism that laid the foundations for the dispossession of the Palestinian people.
The Irish official said he was also "deeply concerned about announcements of construction in sensitive areas of East Jerusalem, and by the ongoing dispossession and eviction of Palestinian residents, to make way for illegal settlement activity.
This involves both a more complicated sense of chronological process - dispossession is both "original" and ongoing - and a wider understanding of the conditions necessary to life with and without a wage.
However councillors have warned against reducing discussion of Aboriginal dispossession to a narrowly focused "culture war".
In this light, liberalization is seen to present new opportunities to Maasai villages to capture tourism revenues and promote their claims to land rights and pastoralist livelihoods, but liberalization also comes with the risk of dispossession in the name of conservation.
It touches upon the mechanism, theories and functionality of the state, the rhetoric of the 'official,' the plausibility of an autonomous economic space, issues concerning the concentration and dispossession of capital, which, among other things, offers us a nuanced understanding not only of the modern state and statecraft, but also Bourdieu's purported Marxist affiliation.
Chairman, Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control, Senator Abdul Rehman Malik presented the report of the Committee on the Bill further to amend the Illegal Dispossession Act, 2005 [The Illegal Dispossession (Amendment) Bill, 2017].