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Definition of dispossess verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dispossess

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdɪspəˈzes//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪspəˈzes//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dispossess
BrE BrE//ˌdɪspəˈzes//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪspəˈzes//
 
he / she / it dispossesses
BrE BrE//ˌdɪspəˈzesɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪspəˈzesɪz//
 
past simple dispossessed
BrE BrE//ˌdɪspəˈzest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪspəˈzest//
 
past participle dispossessed
BrE BrE//ˌdɪspəˈzest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪspəˈzest//
 
-ing form dispossessing
BrE BrE//ˌdɪspəˈzesɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪspəˈzesɪŋ//
 
Buying a home
 
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[usually passive] dispossess somebody (of something) (formal) to take somebody’s property, land or house away from them See related entries: Buying a home Word Origin late 15th cent.: from Old French despossesser, from des- (expressing reversal) + possesser ‘possess’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dispossess