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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deprive  \De*prive"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deprived};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Depriving}.]  [LL.  deprivare  deprivatium  to  divest 
  of  office;  L.  de-  +  privare  to  bereave,  deprive:  cf  OF 
  depriver.  See  {Private}.] 
  1.  To  take  away  to  put  an  end  to  destroy.  [Obs.] 
 
  'Tis  honor  to  deprive  dishonored  life.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  dispossess;  to  bereave;  to  divest;  to  hinder  from 
  possessing;  to  debar;  to  shut  out  from  --  with  a  remoter 
  object,  usually  preceded  by  of 
 
  God  hath  deprived  her  of  wisdom.  --Job  xxxix 
  17. 
 
  It  was  seldom  that  anger  deprived  him  of  power  over 
  himself.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  To  divest  of  office;  to  depose;  to  dispossess  of  dignity, 
  especially  ecclesiastical. 
 
  A  miniser  deprived  for  inconformity.  --Bacon. 
 
  Syn:  To  strip;  despoil;  rob;  abridge. 




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