Dep`ri*va"tion (?), n. [LL. deprivatio.]
The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity.
The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
the taking away from a clergyman his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.
⇒ Deprivation may be a beneficio or ab officio; the first takes away the living, the last degrades and deposes from the order.
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