verb (used with object), de·prived, de·priv·ing.
Origin of deprive
Examples from the Web for deprival
And this deprival of rights is done in the name of law and patriotism.The Great Steel Strike and its Lessons|William Z. Foster
The second thing to be avoided is, the deprival of the men of their just right to manage their own affairs.The Letters of Charles Dickens|Charles Dickens
The court upheld the publicans and declared that the deprival of the licences was illegal.Sober by Act of Parliament|Fred A. McKenzie
British Dictionary definitions for deprival
Word Origin for deprive
Word Origin and History for deprival
mid-14c., from Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin deprivare, from Latin de- "entirely" (see de-) + privare "release from" (see private). Replaced Old English bedælan. Related: Deprived; depriving.