Definition for DIS-POS-SESS'

DIS-POS-SESS', v.t. [dis and possess.]

To put out of possession, by any means; to deprive of the actual occupancy of a thing, particularly of land or real estate; to disseize. Ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein. – Numb. xxxiii. Usually followed by of, before the thing taken away; as, to dispossess a king of his crown.

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