dispossess dispossess  /ˌdɪs pə ˈzɛs/


  • (v) deprive of the possession of real estate


  1. As a champion of the poor, says Brandon, Jesus went so far as to lead an abortive raid on the Temple treasury to dispossess its money-hungry directors.
  2. He repeatedly threw his landlady, who was attempting to dispossess him, out of his apartment, causing her to be hospitalized for bruises, shock, a possible fractured hip.
  3. Hughes hit back with a countersuit charging that Tillinghast and the lenders were conspiring to dispossess him of his property.


  • More or less protection for forests in Indonesia?

    We have faced many losses of rainforest. To dispossess these rare species and many peoples who are rooted in their own island lands is undoubtedly the worst loss ever seen, or likely to be seen.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: EARTHtimes.org


  1. Coppell said: "He is a top-quality player. He is graceful and is a lot stronger than he looks in possession - he is difficult to dispossess. We have got to do better against him. It is up to the individuals who are marking him to do an effective...
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: Steve Coppell Source: FOXSports.com

  2. In 1937 Ben-Gurion wrote to his adolescent son: "We must expel the Arabs and take their places ...... and ...... if we have to use force -- not to dispossess the Arabs ...... but to guarantee our own right to settle in those places -- then we have...
    on Oct 7, 2005 By: David Ben-Gurion Source: Dissident Voice

  3. "Apartheid was an extension of the colonial project to dispossess people of their land," said South African cabinet minister Ronnie Kasrils during a visit to Jerusalem. "That is exactly what has happened in Israel and the Occupied...
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Ronnie Kasrils Source: Socialist Worker Online

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