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The taking over of private property by a government, often without fair compensation but usually with a legal assertion that the government has a right to do so.
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How to use expropriation in a sentence
Marx found something more in the nature of a driving force in his class hostility based on expropriation and injustice.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
They are making such inconceivable blunders as the expropriation of the Poles and the colonization scheme of Posen.
Like Bismarck, he enforced in Poland the inexorable policy of expropriation and appropriation.
A new system of expropriation has been adopted since 1910 by the City.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)|William Henry Atherton
Henceforth, the promptness of expropriation will save him from total ruin.What is Property?|P. J. Proudhon