Definition of expropriation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌeksˌprəʊpriˈeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌeksˌproʊpriˈeɪʃn//
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  1. 1expropriation (of A) (from B) (formal or law) the act of officially taking away private property from its owner for use by the government Expropriation of the land was approved.
  2. 2expropriation (of A) (from B) (formal) the act of taking something that belongs to somebody and using it without permission the expropriation of resources from overseas colonies