dispossession

dispossession
I noun abridgment, assumption, bereavement, condemnation, confiscation, dislodgment, disownment, disqualification, distrust, divestment, ejection, eviction, expropriation, expulsion, foreclosure, forfeiture, ouster, privation, removal, taking, usurpation associated concepts: adverse possession, ejection, landlord-tenant, wrongful dispossession, wrongful eviction II index abridgment (disentitlement), appropriation (taking), assumption (seizure), attachment (seizure), condemnation (seizure), disqualification (rejection), disseisin, distraint, distress (seizure), eviction, expropriation (divestiture), expulsion, foreclosure, forfeiture (act of forfeiting), garnishment, infringement, ouster, privation, taking

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


dispossession
n. The act of removing someone from a tenancy in, or the possession of, real property.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


dispossession
The wrongful, nonconsensual ouster or removal of a person from his or her property by trick, compulsion, or misuse of the law, whereby the violator obtains actual occupation of the land. Dispossession encompasses intrusion, disseisin, or deforcement.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


dispossession
The wrongful, nonconsensual ouster or removal of a person from his or her property by trick, compulsion, or misuse of the law, whereby the violator obtains actual occupation of the land. Dispossession encompasses intrusion, disseisin, or deforcement.

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  • Dispossession — Dis pos*ses sion, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]possession.] 1. The act of putting out of possession; the state of being dispossessed. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The putting out of possession, wrongfully or otherwise, of one who is in possession of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • dispossession — n. 1. Deprivation. 2. (Law.) Ouster, disseizin, wrongful dispossession …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dispossession — dispossess ► VERB 1) deprive of land or property. 2) (in sport) deprive (a player) of the ball. DERIVATIVES dispossession noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dispossession — noun see dispossess …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • dispossession — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being deprived of what one once had or ought to have: deprival, deprivation, divestiture, loss, privation. See GIVE, RICH …   English dictionary for students

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