verb (used with object)
to put (a person) out of possession, especially of real property; oust.
to abandon ownership of (a building), especially as a bad investment: Landlords have dispossessed many old tenement buildings.
Origin of dispossess
Synonyms for dispossess
1. See strip1.
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(tr) to take away possession of something, esp property; expel
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