Pri*va"tion (?) n. [L. privatio: cf. F. privation. See Private.]
The act of depriving, or taking away; hence, the depriving of rank or office; degradation in rank; deprivation.
The state of being deprived or destitute of something, especially of something required or desired; destitution; need; as, to undergo severe privations.
The condition of being absent; absence; negation.
Evil will be known by consequence, as being only a privation, or absence, of good.
Privation mere of light and absent day.
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