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.
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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.
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intentional dispossessors have more clearly avoided market mechanisms
In a note prefixed to the published version of the play, she establishes where and how she did her research: "to the facilities afforded by that admirable institution, the Library of the British Museum, I am indebted for the historical details of this play." (19) Claiming that she consulted at least twenty original sources, Barnes explains why she felt the research necessary: "The lack of intelligible chronicles has left the early history of the red men imperfect; the prejudice and injustice of their dispossessors have too often falsified or obscured their traditions; and the various dialects and rapid disappearance of many tribes render perishable the historic songs some rude Homer may have chanted.
The Black Hawk of Life, like Apess in Son, takes up sentimental language and situations in ways suggesting that Native Americans feel right and act right while their "civilized" dispossessors do not.
The ambiguous nature of Asian/Aboriginal relationships is perhaps best summed up by Indigenous writer Melissa Lucashenko: 'As targets of enormous racism themselves, other [people] of colour in Australia share an affinity with indigenous [people]; as non-indigenous people, however, they too are our dispossessors and must come to terms with their own colonial role.' (32)
More than a quarter of a century later and a decade after his death in 1587, Foxe remained the standard by which Protestant dispossessors of demons measured themselves.
The vast majority of Palestinians, says Said, "are now thoroughly sick of the misfortunes that have befallen us partly through our own fault, partly because of who our dispossessors are, and partly because our cause has a singular ineffectuality to it.