Ex*pro"pri*ate (?), v. t. [L. ex out, from + proprius one's own: cf. F. exproprier.]

To put out of one's possession; to surrender the ownership of; also, to deprive of possession or proprietary rights.


Expropriate these [bad landlords] as the monks were expropriated by Act of Parliament. M. Arnold.


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