verb (used with object), ex·pro·pri·at·ed, ex·pro·pri·at·ing.
Origin of expropriate
Examples from the Web for expropriate
Perhaps most controversially, HKND is authorized to expropriate land wherever it wants.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That way, if Maduro o un revergo de esos comes to expropriate me, they can take the farm.
Iraq is now a sovereign state and its power to expropriate Camp Ashraf, after paying appropriate compensation, cannot be doubted.
The Government has the right to expropriate land for the purpose of excavations.How to Observe in Archaeology|Various
To expropriate such owners can by no means be a desire of the Socialistic proletariat.Our Revolution|Leon Trotzky
The state may expropriate any work after the death of an author on paying to the proprietor a compensation named by three experts.Copyright: Its History and Its Law|Richard Rogers Bowker
In taking over the waterways the Realm acquires the right to expropriate, to fix rates, and to administer the river police system.The New Germany|George Young
The State makes him pay taxes; it ventures to expropriate him for the public good.Anarchism and Socialism|George Plechanoff
British Dictionary definitions for expropriate
Word Origin for expropriate
Word Origin and History for expropriate
1610s, back-formation from expropriation, or from earlier adjective (mid-15c.), or from Medieval Latin expropriatus, past participle of expropriare "to deprive of one's own." Related: Expropriated; expropriating.