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Meaning of EXPROPRIATE

Pronunciation:  eks'prowpree`eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  deprive of possessions; "The Communist government expropriated the landowners"
 

EXPROPRIATE is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: deprive, divest, strip

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*pro"pri*ate\, v. t. [L. ex out, from + proprius
one's own: cf. F. exproprier.]
To put out of one's possession; to surrender the ownership
of; also, to deprive of possession or proprietary rights.
--Boyle.

      Expropriate these [bad landlords] as the monks were
      expropriated by Act of Parliament.       --M. Arnold.

 
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 Related Terms: accroach, annex, arrogate, attach, collectivize, commandeer, communalize, communize, confiscate, cut off, disendow, disherison, disinherit, disown, dispossess, disseise, distrain, evict, foreclose, garnish, impound, impress, levy, nationalize, preempt, press, replevin, replevy, seize, sequester, sequestrate, socialize, take, take away
 

 

 

 

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