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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
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Working Group of Experts on the Rights of Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa, which was created by the Africa Commission at its 28th Ordinary Session held in Cotonou, Benin, in 2000 published its findings in 2005, revealing the massive dispossession experienced by both the Batwa and the Maasai.
The nature of the relation between possession and dispossession, identity and non-identity, naming and unnaming, visible and invisible, in Invisible Man is an unbounded apposition of imperfected (plunging) terms, not a contradiction of opposed and perfected terms.
It is this shift from ecological processes of production through regeneration to technological processes of nonregenerative production that underlies the dispossession of farmers and the drastic reduction of biological diversity in agriculture.
There are chapters on black townships and the callous politics of dispossession - a reminder that Johannesburg's wealth was generated at the expense of migrant labourers forced to endure appalling conditions.
Such foundations include the historic right of Jews to the land of Palestine and the racial-exclusionist character of a Zionist settler movement based on the dispossession of the indigenous people of Palestine.
planned displacement, dispossession and eviction of tens of thousands of
Among the topics are matter and multiplicity in Einstein, Monet, and Deleuze and Guattari; encounters, creativity, and spiritual automata; infinite debt and the mechanics of dispossession; the political-philosophical relevance of incomprehension; and a Deleuzian ethics/aesthetics of traveling plants.
ISTANBUL, December 24, 2010 (Frontier Star): President Asif Ali Zardari while terming terrorism as a cancer said Friday it must be fought jointly to eradicate this menace and put the region on the road to economic progress and prosperity.Addressing a joint press conference along with his Turkish and Afghan counterparts Abdullah Gul and Hamid Karzai, after the conclusion of Trilateral summit, President Zardari said, as terrorism does not have any faith and frontiers, it was important to focus on addressing and eliminating its root causes which include injustice, deprivation and dispossession.Terrorism knows neither faith, nor frontiers.
Compellingly written and meticulously structured, this book combines historical fact with narrative accounts and photographic images of everyday realities faced by Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, thereby providing the reader with an experience-near understanding of what it means to live in a state of dispossession.
Among their topics are the monster's mystique: managing a state of bio-normative liminality and exception, patriarchal law and the ethics and aesthetics of monstrosity in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, exposed: dispossession and androgyny in contemporary British fiction, Southern Gothic: the monster as freak in the fiction of Flannery O'Connor, Harry Potter and monstrous diversity: the Brexit case, and monsters and criminal law.
In these examples, there is one common factor: the perpetual creation of refugees and remembrance of dispossession. Yet PA media misrepresented these narratives according to their relevance within the international community, the result being an overall disregard for the Palestinian refugee narrative despite the fact that there is no Palestinian narrative without the refugees.
A legally correct action against the occupiers of Sindh's public land must have the following three components first, arrest each healthy adult of the occupying families for their illegal occupation under the Illegal Dispossession Act, 2005, Act No.
The occupation that began in 1967 is part of a continuum of injustice, dispossession, and disenfranchisement that was penned in the hallways of the United Nations in 1947 then formalized with the Nakba of 1948.
At issue in this case is whether the felon dispossession statutes18 U.S.C.