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expropriate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expropriate  \Ex*pro"pri*ate\,  v.  t.  [L.  ex  out  from  +  proprius 
  one's  own:  cf  F.  exproprier.] 
  To  put  out  of  one's  possession;  to  surrender  the  ownership 
  of  also  to  deprive  of  possession  or  proprietary  rights. 
  --Boyle. 
 
  Expropriate  these  [bad  landlords]  as  the  monks  were 
  expropriated  by  Act  of  Parliament.  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expropriate 
  v  :  take  arbitrarily  or  by  force;  "The  Cubans  commandeered  the 
  plane  and  flew  it  to  Miami"  [syn:  {commandeer},  {hijack}, 
  {highjack},  {pirate}] 




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