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dispossessing


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dispossess  \Dis`pos*sess"\  (?;  see  {Possess}),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p. 
  p.  {Dispossessed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dispossessing}.]  [Pref. 
  dis-  +  possess:  cf  F.  d['e]poss['e]der.] 
  To  put  out  of  possession;  to  deprive  of  the  actual  occupancy 
  of  particularly  of  land  or  real  estate;  to  disseize;  to 
  eject;  --  usually  followed  by  of  before  the  thing  taken  away 
  as  to  dispossess  a  king  of  his  crown. 
 
  Usurp  the  land,  and  dispossess  the  swain.  --Goldsmith. 




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