Definition for dispossessed (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of dispossess
Related formsdis·pos·ses·sion, noundis·pos·ses·sor, noundis·pos·ses·so·ry [dis-puh-zes-uh-ree] /ˌdɪs pəˈzɛs ə ri/, adjective
Examples from the Web for dispossessed
Pope Francis, the first Pope from a developing nation, sees the world through the eyes of the poor and dispossessed.
But we live in times where revolutions and uprisings are rising from the disenchanted and the dispossessed.
The poor and dispossessed are shuffled out to suburbs and never seen.
Israel recently advanced legislation calling for tens of thousands of Bedouin citizens to be uprooted and dispossessed.
Were they dispossessed, their ancient, pre-Islamic communities destroyed, their families dismembered—of their own free will?
He holds this by a 'tenant right,' and cannot be dispossessed as long as he pays his rent regularly.Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier|James Inglis
This right the nation hath asserted, and recovered out of the hands of those who had dispossessed them of it at several times.
He dispossessed the magistrates whom the people elected, and was therefore a usurper.Stories of the Olden Time|Various
The dispossessed princes stirred up enemies against their conqueror, and formed a great league against him.A History of England|Charles Oman
Including the Bend, the whole number of the dispossessed was not 12,000.The Battle with the Slum|Jacob A. Riis.