verb (used with object), ex·pro·pri·at·ed, ex·pro·pri·at·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for expropriation
Thus we shall merely indicate the manner by which expropriation might be accomplished without the intervention of Government.The Conquest of Bread|Peter Kropotkin
Expropriation will extend just to that which makes it possible for any one to exploit another's labor.Anarchism|Paul Eltzbacher
Like Bismarck, he enforced in Poland the inexorable policy of expropriation and appropriation.German Problems and Personalities|Charles Sarolea
Let us see what the Socialist poets think of the expropriation of property-owners.British Socialism|J. Ellis Barker
The opponents of expropriation seek shelter behind the excuse that the peasants attack the principle of private ownership.The Old World and Its Ways|William Jennings Bryan
British Dictionary definitions for expropriation
Derived forms of expropriateexpropriable, adjectiveexpropriation, nounexpropriator, noun
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Cultural definitions for expropriation
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.