One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of depriving someone of land, property, or other possessions.‘the global impact of poverty and dispossession’‘reparation for the victims of land dispossession’
- ‘The dispossession of the peasantry gave landlords a golden opportunity to amalgamate small plots into large farms.’
- ‘Faulkner's novels dealing with race and slavery return again and again to the concerns and dispossession of white male characters.’
- ‘So the freedom of many white Americans depended on the dispossession of this other people.’
- ‘He calls attention to the way in which racism against blacks is intertwined with economic dispossession.’
- ‘Together, they have survived displacement, prejudice, and dispossession, but at a cost to their humanity.’
- ‘Dispossession was further compounded by discriminatory legislation designed to control the native Catholic population.’
- ‘The approach to colonization varied significantly from one region to the next, some areas experiencing a harsher kind of dispossession than others.’
- ‘There is the structural violence of coerced theft and dispossession imposed by landlords.’
- ‘Seven of his relatives were threatened with or suffered dispossession, and he organized purchases for some of the latter.’
- ‘The results have been traumatic: poverty, cultural dislocation, dispossession, and disease have taken a deadly toll.’
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