verb (used with object), ex·pro·pri·at·ed, ex·pro·pri·at·ing.
Origin of expropriate
Examples from the Web for expropriator
One saw the expropriator and the expropriated—as if Marx had arranged the picture.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for expropriator
Word Origin for expropriate
Word Origin and History for expropriator
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.