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tr.v. ex·pro·pri·at·ed, ex·pro·pri·at·ing, ex·pro·pri·ates
To take (a property) for public use.
[Medieval Latin expropriāre, expropriāt- : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin propriāre, to appropriate (from proprius, one's own; see proper).]
ex·pro′pri·a·to′ry (-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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(Law) to deprive (an owner) of (property), esp by taking it for public use. See also eminent domain
[C17: from Medieval Latin expropriāre to deprive of possessions, from proprius own]
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v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to take possession of, esp. for public use.
2. to dispossess (a person) of ownership.
3. to take from another and use as one's own: expropriated ideas.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin expropriātus, past participle of expropriāre to deprive of property = Latin ex- ex-1 + Medieval Latin propriāre to appropriate]
ex•pro′pri•a•ble (-ə bəl) adj.
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Past participle: expropriated
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|Verb||1.||expropriate - deprive of possessions; "The Communist government expropriated the landowners"|
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verb (Formal) seize, take, appropriate, confiscate, assume, take over, take away, commandeer, requisition, arrogate The Bolsheviks expropriated the property of the landowners.
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expropriate[eksˈprəʊprɪeɪt] VT → expropiar
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expropriate[ɛkˈsprəʊprieɪt] vt → exproprier
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vt → enteignen
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expropriate[ɛksˈprəʊprɪˌeɪt] vt → espropriare
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