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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References in classic literature ?
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.
The author is perhaps overly optimistic in concluding that park managers have learned from their mistakes, that relations between local people and parks have improved greatly, and that dispossession is no longer the means by which parks are created.
the dispossession and decimation of the First Americans'.
Why not replace him as national icon with John Ross, a Cherokee chief who resisted the dispossession of his people, and whose wife died on the Trail of Tears?
Hearing her experiences and beginning to understand the results of two centuries of colonial dispossession and disempowerment prompted the Blackwood Reconciliation Group to seek out other former residents.
Today they share with fellow Palestinians bitter memories of dispossession, discrimination and injustice.
The first group of stories deals with family losses and absences, such as motherlessness, while the second lot of stories looks at the effects of dispossession arising from the passage of time, as well as from migration from one country to another.
Phrases like "Dispossession by attrition is a permanent condition / That the wretched modern world endures" deal with holocaust and plague, and the contemporary ravages of AIDS are set against the age-old horrors of anti-Semitism.
An approximate estimate of the fraction of Germans who opposed Hitler's treatment of the Jews might be obtained by a survey to determine the proportion of Israelis disturbed by the dispossession of the Palestinians.
His books about the Middle East include The Question of Palestine (1979), Blaming the Victims: Spurious Scholarship and the Palestinian Question (1988; coedited with Christopher Hitchens), and The Politics of Dispossession (1994).
Employing the framework of urban geography, he reveals how real estate came to rule American and global cities, leading to the displacement and dispossession of ethnic groups and the poor.