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expropriation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expropriation  \Ex*pro`pri*a"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  expropriation.] 
  The  act  of  expropriating;  the  surrender  of  a  claim  to 
  exclusive  property;  the  act  of  depriving  of  ownership  or 
  proprietary  rights.  --W.  Montagu. 
 
  The  expropriation  of  bad  landlords.  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expropriation 
  n  :  depriving  an  owner  of  property  by  taking  it  for  public  use 




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