dispossession :

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  • n  the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
  • n  freeing from evil spirits

  • Thus, by the time the British reached India, both Hindu and Moslem were deeply immersed in hate, deeply conscious of dispossession before the British dispossessed both.
  • In the study's discussion, the authors suggest that the powerless in society are directed "toward a destiny of dispossession.
  • What was a story of tragic loss and dispossession is now one of liberation from oppression.
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  • Psychopathic Indians and killer clowns
    Music writers examine horrorcore rap by Corbie Hill On June 14, when Anybody Killa plays Tremont Music Hall, the venue will likely fill with fans in demented clown paint – yes, Juggalos – excited to see a Psychopathic Records fixture play Charlotte. The Detroit rapper was born James Lowery to Lumbee parents – legit native North Carolinians – and draws on a strong sense of dispossession ...
    June 13, 2013 - Creative Loafing Charlotte

  • Mike Rann in Guardian Unlimited
    The compassionate thing to do is end any further uncertainty for him,Rann told reporters. "This is an appalling case of dispossession; it's an appalling treatment of a family and of a baby, and this is a time for justice to be done."
  • Ramachandra Guha in New York Times
    The root of this is dispossession and deprivation,said Ramachandra Guha, a prominent historian based in Bangalore. "The Maoists are an ugly manifestation of this. This is a serious problem that is not going to disappear."
  • Sandeep Pandey in Media For Freedom
    In the name of 'development' and 'economic growth' in India, rural and urban poor have been the worst hit, facing displacement and dispossession at an unprecedented scalesaid Dr Sandeep Pandey, Ramon Magsaysay Awardee (2002) and convener of...

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