dispossess of (something)

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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.
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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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Each house is, as it necessarily must be, the judge of the elections, qualifications, and returns of its members; and whatever improvements may be suggested by experience, for simplifying and accelerating the process in disputed cases, so great a portion of a year would unavoidably elapse, before an illegitimate member could be dispossessed of his seat, that the prospect of such an event would be little check to unfair and illicit means of obtaining a seat.
Of course these two tribes were the first who were dispossessed of their lands by the Europeans.
The thesis of this study, by a professor of history and teacher of American Indian history at the University of Oklahoma, is that the process over hundreds of years by which Indians were dispossessed of their lands would clearly qualify under todayAEs international legal standards to be a prolonged act of ethnic cleansing.
Al-Qaeda is presumably not an army but a concept which proclaims that rich Western countries are exploiting and controlling the poor and the dispossessed of the world with the collaboration of local despots and are targeting Muslims in particular.
In it we see archival images, books on top of tables, and old newspaper articles through which we can retrace the true and unfortunate history of Le Klint, a Danish designer who created lamps of folded paper from the '40s through the '60s but was dispossessed of her work and even her identity: When at eighteen she gave her father the right to use her name in creating a family design business and opening a chain of Le Klint boutiques, she did not realize that she had just privatized her name--in short, conceded it forever to the logic of capital.
The late Father John Anthony Kaiser, an American priest who had served in the country for 36 years, fought hard for the rights of the people who were being dispossessed of their land by politically influential people.
However, once stripped of their intangible property (their whiteness), the Montforts are easily and legally dispossessed of their tangible property (their land, slaves, and selves).
Further, in representing how easily a "white" woman can be dispossessed of whiteness, Hopkins simultaneously exposes the tenuous and socially constructed nature of social categories.
As we have seen, once dispossessed of their whiteness and named Black, Grace and the children "who follow the condition of the mother" not only lose their claim to property, they also become property.
Under the verbal policy, an inmate on suicide watch was: (1) segregated from the general popula tion; (2) checked by a guard every fifteen minutes; (3) given medical treatment and counseling; (4) dispossessed of clothing and other personal belongings; (5) required to wear a paper gown; and (6) restricted from accessing the commissary, telephone, and from having visitors.
More recently, members of the same group of private land owners, now frustrated and tired of years of litigation, have publicly alleged that the Mexican Federal Agrarian Reform Ministry was involved in their being illegally dispossessed of their property.
Under the verbal policy, an inmate on suicide watch was: (1) segregated from the general popula tion; (2) checked by a guard every fifteen minutes; (3) given medical treatment and counseling, (4) dispossessed of clothing and other personal belongings; (5) required to wear a paper gown; and (6) restricted from accessing the commissary, telephone, and from having visitors.
Dispossessed of notions of universality and utopian sentiments, the Biennale is perceived as atrophied and the electrifying milieu in which it originated as defunct.
Under the verbal policy, an inmate on suicide watch was: (1) segregated from the general popul ation; (2) checked by a guard every fifteen minutes; (3) given medical treatment and counseling, (4) dispossessed of clothing and other personal belongings; (5) required to wear a paper gown; and (6) restricted from accessing the commissary, telephone, and from having visitors.
Under the verbal policy, an inmate on suicide watch was: (1) segregated from the general popul ation; (2) checked by a guard every fifteen minutes; (3) given medical treatment and counseling; (4) dispossessed of clothing and other personal belongings; (5) required to wear a paper gown; and (6) restricted from accessing the commissary, telephone, and from having visitors.