dispossess
dis·pos·sess /ˌdis-pə-'zes/ vt: to put out of possession or occupancy compare evict
dis·pos·ses·sion /-'ze-shən/ n
dis·pos·ses·sor /-'ze-sər/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

dispossess
I verb cause to forfeit, declare forfeit, depose, deprive, deprive of occupancy, deturbare, disendow, disentitle, dislodge, displace, disseise, disseize, divest, eject from possession, evict, expel, expropriate, foreclose, oust, possessione depellere, relieve of, remove, turn out associated concepts: dispossess a tenant, eviction, foreclosure, summary proceedings II index assume (seize), condemn (seize), confiscate, demote, depose (remove), deprive, despoil, dislodge, dismiss (discharge), disown (refuse to acknowledge), displace (remove), divest, eject (evict), evict, expel, hijack, oust, seize (confiscate), sequester (seize property)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


dispossess
v.
To evict or oust from a property, either legally or illegally; to deprive someone of property or land that he or she owns.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


dispossess
To eject someone from real property, either legally or by self help.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


dispossess
1 v. To evict someone from a tenancy in, or the possession of, real property.
2 n. A document, such as a legally required notice, advising someone that an eviction proceeding will be commenced if he or she does not vacate the premises within a specified time period.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

dispossess
v.
   to eject someone from real property, either legally or by self-help.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Dispossess — Dis pos*sess (?; see {Possess}), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispossessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispossessing}.] [Pref. dis + possess: cf. F. d[ e]poss[ e]der.] To put out of possession; to deprive of the actual occupancy of, particularly of land or real… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dispossess — late 15c., from O.Fr. despossesser to dispossess, from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + possesser (see POSSESS (Cf. possess)). Related: Dispossessed; dispossessing …   Etymology dictionary

  • dispossess — dis‧pos‧sess [ˌdɪspəˈzes] verb [transitive] to take property or land away from someone, often illegally: • black South Africans who had been dispossessed of their homes dispossession noun [uncountable] …   Financial and business terms

  • dispossess — [v] deprive appropriate, eject, evict, expel, expropriate, oust, put out, throw into the street*; concepts 121,142 …   New thesaurus

  • dispossess — ► VERB 1) deprive of land or property. 2) (in sport) deprive (a player) of the ball. DERIVATIVES dispossession noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dispossess — [dis΄pə zes′] vt. to deprive of the possession of something, esp. land, a house, etc.; oust dispossession [dis΄pəzesh′ən] n. dispossessor n …   English World dictionary

  • dispossess — v. (D; tr.) to dispossess of (they were dispossessed of their wealth) * * * [ˌdɪspə zes] (D; tr.) to dispossess of (they were dispossessed of their wealth) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • dispossess — UK [ˌdɪspəˈzes] / US verb [transitive] Word forms dispossess : present tense I/you/we/they dispossess he/she/it dispossesses present participle dispossessing past tense dispossessed past participle dispossessed formal to take something valuable… …   English dictionary

  • dispossess — v. a. 1. Deprive, divest, strip. 2. Dislodge, eject, oust, drive out. 3. (Law.) Disseize, oust, wrongfully dispossess …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dispossess — transitive verb Etymology: Middle French despossesser, from des dis + possesser to possess Date: 15th century to put out of possession or occupancy < dispossessed the nobles of their land > • dispossession noun • dispossessor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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