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Related to dispossessor: dispossessory


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.
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English authority is rare but there are clear decisions accepting that a unilateral possessor (or dispossessor) who takes without a concurrent assumption of ownership becomes a bailee of the owner or other person from possession is taken.
Relativity of title still matters in that possession is protected by the fact that a person who has possession has an action against a dispossessor (ibid.
But whereas the refugees on the inside are in daily bloody confrontations with their dispossessor, those on the outside have their own crosses to bear based on where they happen to have been planted.