De*prive" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deprived (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Depriving.] [LL. deprivare, deprivatium, to divest of office; L. de- + privare to bereave, deprive: cf. OF. depriver. See Private.]


To take away; to put an end; to destroy.


'Tis honor to deprive dishonored life. Shak.


To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from possessing; to debar; to shut out from; -- with a remoter object, usually preceded by of.

God hath deprived her of wisdom. Job xxxix. 17.

It was seldom that anger deprived him of power over himself. Macaulay.


To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity, especially ecclesiastical.

A miniser deprived for inconformity. Bacon.

Syn. -- To strip; despoil; rob; abridge.


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