Dis`pos*sess" (?; see Possess), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispossessed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dispossessing.] [Pref. dis- + possess: cf. F. d'eposs'eder.]

To put out of possession; to deprive of the actual occupancy of, particularly of land or real estate; to disseize; to eject; -- usually followed by of before the thing taken away; as, to dispossess a king of his crown.

Usurp the land, and dispossess the swain. Goldsmith.


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