expropriate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v expropriate deprive of possessions "The Communist government expropriated the landowners"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Expropriate To put out of one's possession; to surrender the ownership of; also, to deprive of possession or proprietary rights. "Expropriate these [bad landlords] as the monks were expropriated by Act of Parliament."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • expropriate To hold no longer as one's own; disengage from appropriation; give up a claim to the exclusive property of.
    • expropriate To take or condemn for public use by the right of eminent domain, thus divesting the title of the private owner.
    • expropriate Hence To dispossess; exclude, in general.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Expropriate eks-prō′pri-āt to dispossess
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ex, out, from + proprius, one's own: cf. F. exproprier,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. expropriāre, -ātumex, out, proprium, property.

Usage

In literature:

Now, this so-called conversion is an extensive expropriation, and in this case with no indemnity whatever.
"What is Property?" by P. J. Proudhon
The expropriators are expropriated.
"The Iron Heel" by Jack London
Does he expect the exploiters to look on good-naturedly while we take one position after another and make ready for their expropriation?
"Socialism As It Is" by William English Walling
All protests of the expropriated traders were washed away in proffers of gin.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
There must be EXPROPRIATION.
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
Existing monopolies shall be cancelled or expropriated on equitable conditions.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
And the history of this, their expropriation, is written in history in characters of blood and fire.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
Let us see what the Socialist poets think of the expropriation of property-owners.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
The State makes him pay taxes; it ventures to expropriate him for the public good.
"Anarchism and Socialism" by George Plechanoff
After Venice had expropriated the patriarch (in 1420) money was spent upon the cathedral.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
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In news:

US Condemns YPF Expropriation As Spain-Argentina Trade War Nears.
Mexican Presidential Candidates Criticize YPF Expropriation .
Repsol Has To Fight Argentina's Oily Expropriation.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner holds up a sample of oil produced domestically as she announced the expropriation of YPF.
President Kirchner's plan to nationalize the Spanish-controlled oil company, YPF, is raising fears of more expropriations of privately run companies and has set off a furor in Spain.
Bolivia Expropriates Spain's Red Electrica Unit, El Pais Says.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said he will expropriate local assets of Spain's Red Electrica Corp. Madrid-based newspaper El Pais reported.
Investors looking for opportunities around the world have generally shunned Argentina, a country that recently made headlines for unilaterally expropriating major oil company YPF from Spain's Repsol.
Adverse court rulings are exhuming Russia's most infamous expropriation.
Fadi Khoury, the owner of St Georges, has been locked in a high-profile legal battle over expropriation rights with Solidere.
George E Bisharat tells of his Palestinian grandfather's hospitality before his West Jerusalem home was expropriated by Israel in 1948.
President Kirchner's plan to nationalize the Spanish-controlled oil co mpany , YPF, is raising fears of more expropriations of privately run companies and has set off a furor in Spain.
"We have been expropriated from our own language by education, from our songs by reality TV contests, from our cities by surveillance, from our friends by wage-labour and from our flesh by mass pornography .".
"We have been expropriated from our own language by education, from our songs by reality TV contests, from our cities by surveillance, from our friends by wage-labour and from our flesh by mass pornography.".
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