Meaning of dispossess

dis•pos•sess

Pronunciation: (dis"pu-zes'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to put (a person) out of possession, esp. of real property; oust.
  2. to banish.
  3. to abandon ownership of (a building), esp. as a bad investment: Landlords have dispossessed many old tenement buildings.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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