dispossess

Part of speech: noun

Dispossession.

Part of speech: verb

To eject; oust.

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Usage examples "dispossess":

  1. If you dispute my claim,- as I am told you do,- you may take what lawful means you please to dispossess me of my estate, and at the same time redress what wrong is done you." - "A Set of Rogues", Frank Barrett.
  2. An Abenakee Indian arrived this day, saying that he came direct from Montreal, and gave out that a large fleet of French was on its way to Canada, full of troops, to dispossess the English of the country. - "The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada", Francis Parkman.
  3. The advantage lay with the enemy, but, while it appeared certain that he would dispossess me of Gaspard's Trail, I determined to hold on to Crane Valley. - "The Mistress of Bonaventure", Harold Bindloss.