dispossess


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dispossess of (something)

To take one's possession. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dispossess" and "of." If you don't pay your mortgage, you'll be dispossessed of your house before long.
See also: dispossess, of

dispossess someone of something

to separate someone from a possession. Do you intend to dispossess us of our home? They were dispossessed of the only possessions they had.
See also: dispossess, of
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DisPossess runs in six-minute "webisodes" and can be found on YouTube.
McCabe concludes this fascinating book by showing how another Spenser shared the fate of those he sought to dispossess.
Ruffer did well to come across and dispossess Foster just inside the area after a through ball from Russell.
There's no doubt that the rules state quite clearly that the only way he can dispossess him is a flick with the open hand.
Margulies explains that "not having the money" is not a defense in a non-payment proceeding because the judge would have no choice but to order a dispossess.