Dep`ri*va"tion (?), n. [LL. deprivatio.]

1.

The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity.

2.

The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.

3. Eccl.Law

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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