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dispossession


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dispossession  \Dis`pos*ses"sion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]possession.] 
  1.  The  act  of  putting  out  of  possession;  the  state  of  being 
  dispossessed.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  2.  (Law)  The  putting  out  of  possession,  wrongfully  or 
  otherwise,  of  one  who  is  in  possession  of  a  freehold,  no 
  matter  in  what  title;  --  called  also  {ouster}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dispossession 
  n  :  the  expulsion  of  someone  (such  as  a  tenant)  from  land  by 
  process  of  law  [syn:  {eviction},  {legal  ouster}] 




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